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United States, 1964
historian and author Gulag: A History

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum is a staff writer for The Atlantic and a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. She is also a Senior Fellow of International Affairs and Agora Fellow in Residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where she co-directs LSE Arena, a program on disinformation and 21st-century propaganda. She wrote for leading publications including The Washington Post, The Spectator and The Economist and wrote several award-winning books on the history of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, including Gulag: A History (2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction), Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956 (2012 Cundill Prize for Historical Literature), and Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine (2018 Lionel Gelber Prize). Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism was published in 2020.

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956 is discussed in detail in Nexus Review.

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The Legacy of 20th-Century Catastrophes

You Tell Us Stories. Why?

2 May 2020 online


Nexus Symposium

Democracy Today in the USA

21 May 2016 14.00 - 17.00 DeLaMar Theater Amsterdam
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Nexus Conference 2015

Waiting for the Barbarians

14 November 2015 9.45 - 16.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
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Part I. Faith, Death, and Freedom

Man after the End of History

6 September 2009 9.15 - 17.30 Het Muziektheater Amsterdam


Freedom and Democracy

Civilization and Power

19 November 2004 9.00 - 20.00 Library of Congress, Washington