The New York Times’ latest venture into cultural absurdity is an opinion article entitled, “Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism.” And no, it’s not intended as a satire piece.

Wouldn’t you just love to see the editorial meeting in which this gem was approved? Here’s how the piece, which you should not waste your time reading, begins:

“When Americans think of Communism in Eastern Europe, they imagine travel restrictions, bleak landscapes of gray concrete, miserable men and women languishing in long lines to shop in empty markets and security services snooping on the private lives of citizens. While much of this was true, our collective stereotype of Communist life does not tell the whole story.”

Shorter New York Times:  Forget about all of the humanitarian atrocities that occurred behind the Iron Curtain; the sex was awesome!

If the Times doesn’t stop with these kinds of stories, The Onion is going to be out of business very soon.