The Iron Curtain and Beyond: Eastern Europe in the Cold War and Today

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Anne Applebaum
Columnist, Washington Post and Slate
George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum discusses her highly acclaimed book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956, and the contemporary implications of Soviet policy in Eastern Europe.

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