Ron Kovic and the Movie “Born on the Fourth of July”

From a 1989 review by Roger Ebert of the movie “Born on the Fourth of July”:

For weeks now, we’ve been reading in the papers about public apologies by governments of the Eastern bloc. The Russians admit they were wrong to invade Afghanistan and Czechoslovakia. The East Germans tear down the Berlin Wall and denounce the secret luxuries of their leaders. The Poles and Hungarians say Marxism doesn’t work very well.