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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Handy Smurf
As Papa Smurf and friends re-enter the cultural atmosphere, there's no dodging the question: Are the Smurfs now, or they have ever been ... communist?
"It's not strange for adults to use children's media to advance all sorts of grown-up ideas," he said. "But while the conspiracy theory idea of the Soviets trying to win over young Western hearts and minds is juicy, even plausible, it's all just a coincidence. I don't think Culliford was conscious of any of it."