Past Programs
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
Tue, November 27th, 2012 | 6:30 pm
(Members $18)


At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union found itself in control of a huge swath of territory in Eastern Europe. Stalin and his secret police set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to Communism, a completely new political and moral system. Anne Applebaum and Jacob Weisberg discuss the lost civilization of the Soviet bloc, its cruelty, paranoia, and broken-down morality.


Anne Applebaum is a columnist for The Washington Post and Slate and the author of Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956. Her previous book, Gulag, won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction. Jacob Weisberg is the author of The Bush Tragedy and Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the Slate Group, a position he took after six years as editor of Slate magazine.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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