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Anne Applebaum

Where There's Smoke There's Fire: Trump's Campaign Is Burning

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.27.2016 | Home
Peter D. Rosenstein

There has always been a truth to the idiom 'where there is smoke there is fire' and Donald Trump's statements and actions seem to be fanning a huge blaze. His entire campaign, as evidenced by the Republican convention, is geared to incite the worst in the American people and to scare them into voting for him.

Germany's Right-Wing Revival: A Worrying Trend of Intolerance Is Spreading in the West

Alex Gorlach | Posted 03.11.2016 | Home
Alex Gorlach

BERLIN -- A victory by a German far-right and anti-immigrant party in a recent election signals Germany's relapse into barbarism. And it's part of a larger trend. For the inhabitants of the richest countries on Earth, the fear of change has been funneled into a fear of refugees.

'A Town Called Brzostek' Among the Compelling Documentaries at the 27th Polish Film Festival in America

Greg Archer | Posted 11.11.2016 | Chicago
Greg Archer

English professor and social anthropologist Jonathan Webber may not have known the full extent of his actions when he first felt compelled to rebuild a cemetery in the bucolic Polish town of Brzostek, where his grandfather was born.

Missing from the Berlin Wall Celebration -- Two Leaders Who Died Too Soon

Barry D. Wood | Posted 01.09.2015 | Home
Barry D. Wood

As the world marks the 25th anniversary of freedom returning to Eastern Europe, it is sad that two of the wisest post-communist leaders are no longer with us.

Edward Snowden in Anne Applebaum's Russia

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.27.2013 | Home
Subhankar Banerjee

We need all our voices of conscience to rise in unison so that Edward's Snowden's courageous and immensely important revelations don't get side stepped by the government, the corporate media, and by the right- and left-wing pundits.

Cooking From a Polish Country House Kitchen

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 01.29.2013 | Home
Danielle Crittenden Frum

2012-11-29-FromaPolishCountryHouseKitchenCOV.jpgFor many of us, the term "Polish cooking" conjures up memories of heavy, greasy dishes: the food of exile and poverty. But as we happily discovered, the new Polish cuisine is not your grandmother's cooking.

Before There Was Pussy Riot...

Anne Applebaum | Posted 01.21.2013 | Home
Anne Applebaum

2012-11-21-IronCurtain.jpgEven in a society like Stalinist Eastern Europe, gripped by terror, young people found ways to express their discontent, just as they have so recently in the Arab world and North Africa.

Cold-Blooded: Grandma Souljah, Felon-Friendly Cuts, and Other Austerity Horrors

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Something has gone seriously wrong when Democrats can convince themselves that their path back to popularity lies in cutting Social Security and leaving poor people to freeze in the dark.

Language, Identity & Revolution in Tibet

Jamyang Norbu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamyang Norbu

The Tibetan capital doesn't have a single representative of the international media posted there. Tibetans can only send news of student demonstrations to the outside world by using rough-and-ready ways.

Austerity Chic: It's This Year's "Weapons of Mass Destruction"

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In Washington, screaming about being in the red is the new black. We've seen this herd mentality before, in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Once again, the experts tell us that the warning lights are flashing red. The fashionistas aren't listening.

As the Aging Stoop to Their Labors, Prosperous Pundits Lecture Them About Sacrifice

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The aging American workforce is being vilified, in much the same way the poor were in previous decades. Politicians and pundits who once might have spread myths about "welfare queens" are now describing retired people as "greedy geezers."

Polanski's Pardon? Not So Fast

Max Kolonko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Max Kolonko

I find it incomprehensible (being also a Polish citizen) that Polish authorities can engage the majesty of the state to defend a fugitive, no matter how famous he is.

Anne Applebaum, Child Rape Apologist?

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jillian York

In her piece, Applebaum claims that Polanski has paid for his crime of raping a 13-year-old girl "in notoriety, lawyers' fees, in professional stigma." Oh, the humanity.