Anne Applebaum
Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Her most recent book is Iron Curtain: the Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956.

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Feb. 21 2011 3:19 PMEvery Revolution Is DifferentThe Arab uprisings of 2011 are like the European revolutions of 1848—complicated and messy.
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Feb. 7 2011 6:52 AMHelping Egyptian DemocratsWhat worked in the former Soviet Union could have worked in Egypt.
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Jan. 24 2011 8:07 PMBased on a True Story … The Way Back is Hollywood's first film about the Soviet Gulag.
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Jan. 17 2011 11:10 AMTunisia's "Jasmine Revolution" Is About Demography, Not DemocracyStreet demonstrations aren't the best way to transform an authoritarian society.
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Dec. 27 2010 8:47 PMHungary Takes a Wrong TurnA terrible new law designed to control the media reminds us how fragile democracy is.
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Dec. 20 2010 7:10 PMBuying Off BelarusAlexander Lukashenko just brutalized his way to another election "victory," and there's nothing the West can do about it.
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Dec. 6 2010 8:01 PMThe Revolution Will Not Be WikiLeakedWhy the WikiLeaks cables won't bring down governments.
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Nov. 22 2010 8:01 PMNATO's Next Mission: EuropeAfter Afghanistan, the alliance must return to its roots.
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Nov. 8 2010 8:20 PMAs Alaska Goes …Joe Miller vs. Lisa Murkowski represents the battle for the future of the Republican Party.
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Oct. 25 2010 8:02 PMIn Praise of Political CompromiseJon Stewart's Million Moderate March shows how skewed the center has become.
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Oct. 11 2010 8:00 PMStart Poor. Work Hard. Do Well. Be Hated Anyway.Why do Americans resent upward mobility?
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Oct. 4 2010 11:25 AMThe Government That Cried WolfThe State Department's vague security warnings to Americans in Europe do more harm than good.
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Sept. 20 2010 8:45 PMA Commercial for Religious FreedomThe fuss over Pope Benedict's visit to Britain was a blessing for Catholicism.
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Sept. 6 2010 8:02 PMA Tale of Two EuropesForget East and West, Europe is dividing itself into North and South.
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Aug. 16 2010 8:05 PMThe First Family's Forced VacationsWho cares if the Obamas take their holidays in Maine or Spain?
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Feb. 14 2011 8:07 PMThe Roar of the CrowdEgyptians take note: The months after a revolution can be more dangerous than the revolution itself.
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Jan. 30 2011 10:33 AMChange Is GoodThe stability we have embraced and encouraged in the Arab world isn't really stability—it's repression.
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Jan. 24 2011 2:09 PMSome Things Have ChangedWhat the Moscow airport bombing tells us about modern Russia.
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Jan. 3 2011 8:02 PMA Crude TheoryAs the oil price rises, so does Russian belligerence.
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Dec. 23 2010 11:42 AMBanning Sweets Works, At Least in Europe
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Dec. 13 2010 8:13 PMGeneration SmashWhy Brits finally started freaking out about government cuts.
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Nov. 29 2010 12:01 PMWatch Your MouthHow WikiLeaks' new release will increase secrecy and damage democratic governments.
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Nov. 15 2010 8:03 PMContinental DivideEuropeans are starting to realize that their governments are too big. Will Americans catch on next?
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Nov. 1 2010 8:00 PMFight the Real EnemyThe package bombs prove that al-Qaida isn't our most serious security challenge.
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Oct. 21 2010 12:07 PMBrits Stiffen Their Upper Lips, French Take to the StreetsIn an age of globalization, national characteristics still shine through.
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Oct. 8 2010 4:39 PMEasy for Them To SayThe Norwegians can award the Nobel to a Chinese dissident, but the rest of the world can't afford to be so critical of China.
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Sept. 27 2010 8:00 PMMaking the World Safe for China China succeeds by behaving more like a multinational company than a global superpower.
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Sept. 13 2010 8:00 PMLess, PleaseWhy are the British so excited about spending cuts and austerity measures?
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Aug. 30 2010 6:46 AMThe Real Cost of the War in IraqWhat seven years of fighting has done to American society.
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Aug. 9 2010 8:05 PMThe ADHD-ventures of Tom SawyerThe strange comforts of reading Mark Twain in the age of oppositional defiant disorder.

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