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Anne Applebaum


Anne Applebaum is a columnist and member of the editorial board of the Washington Post.

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The Gulag: Lest We Forget

by Anne Applebaumvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The more we are able to understand how various societies have transformed their neighbors and fellow citizens from people into objects, and the more we know of the specific circumstances that led to each episode of mass torture and mass murder, the better we will understand the darker side of our own human nature. By Anne Applebaum.

IS THE NEW LEFT HISTORY? The Past, Present, and Future of the Left

with Anne Applebaum, Christopher Hitchensvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 15, 2004

In 1960, John F. Kennedy ran to the right of Richard Nixon, arguing that under Republicans, the United States had become too weak in the cold war. A dozen years later, the Democratic presidential candidate was George McGovern. How did the Democratics go from hawks to doves in just twelve years? And what does the history of the Left imply for John Kerry, the Democratic Party, and the war on terror today? Peter Robinson speaks with Anne Applebaum and Christopher Hitchens.

The New New World Order

by Anne Applebaumvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

If we can’t learn better ways of dealing with the outside world even after September 11, then the outside world will once again come to us. By Anne Applebaum.