Ryszard Kapuscinski has come under attack in Poland for supposedly making a faustian pact with the Communist authorities that allowed him the freedom to travel and write about what he did. There's been a lot of this kind of thing in recent years. Kapuscinski, of course, is no longer around to defend himself, but he has plenty who are willing to do it for him. Ian Traynor is one of them, and defends him at the Guardian (picked up by the Quillblog here in Canada, with reference made to our upcoming collection).
For Traynor's take, check