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DOWNLOAD Ä Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 1956 Al accounts translated for the first time to portray in devastating detail the dilemmas faced by millions of individuals trying to adjust to a way of life that challenged their every belief and took away everything they had accumulated Today the Soviet Bloc is a lost civilization one whose cruelty paranoia bizarre morality and strange aesthetics Applebaum captures in the electrifying pages of Iron Curtain. If Anne Applebaum had written Iron Curtain at the height of the revisionist 70s and 80s she d be dismissed as an acolyte of Richard Pipes After two decades of opened files in the former Soviet Union and Eastern European satellite states however we know that the traditionalist Western view of High Stalinism was or less correct Even giving post war socialist striving its due the Stalinist form of Central European consolidation was almost as depraved as the commie hunters of the 50s claimed The problem was not so much the brutality of late period Stalinism plenty of people died to be sure but only a shadow of the number during the famines and Great Terror of the 1930s The problem was the constant lying to self and others in trying to believe in the type of state that could never really exist under centrally planned socialism of the Stalinist variety Applebaum is at her best when she gives us the same kind of review of daily life under 1950s Eastern Europe Stalinism that Orlando Figes gave us in The Whisperers his excellent study of the USSR in the 1930s There is a direct sense of clinging to the false as a desperate attempt to find something to believe in after the utter devastation of society in World War 2 And the supporters of centralist Stalinism appear at their most devious not in crushing political opponents or in controlling the workplace but in their fervent desire to crush any type of civil society whatsoever even chess clubs and YMCA outlets This is why Stalinism was so similar to Falangist fascism All supporting the state nothing against the state nothing outside the state is one of the most depraved concepts of modern government developed in the past century The notion reaches its most absurd levels when Applebaum relays the lyrics to The Party is Always Right but of course there is no joke intended in this particular song Still the book can drag a bit in those cultural life reviews There are times in the critiues of modern art formalism and descriptions of Homo Sovieticus when the attention can wander In general however Applebaum is a great writer who makes her analyses come alive My bigger complaint is that the book cannot be comprehensive because it chooses to focus on Poland East Germany and Hungary It s understandable that Applebaum wanted to make her subject manageable Putting aside Yugoslavia may have been necessary because Tito was such a special case But Romania and Bulgaria are unknowns to many in the West and a better study of their cultural specifics would have been nice The bigger loss though is Czechoslovakia The brutal nature of the 1948 coup and the special circumstances leading up to the 1968 Czech Spring virtually demand a better coverage of that nation Other elements of the book seem hurried Applebaum spends plenty of time in the 18 months of displaced hell following World War 2 which is very worthy considering the paucity of research in that period But why breeze over the show trials of 1949 50 so uickly Why spend so little time looking into the bizarre role played by US citizen Noel Field A little balance in what was and was not covered would have made this a better book Still this is a decent analysis about a terrible time in history that is not studied carefully and seriously enough The holes in Applebaum s study might justify a seuel book to study the Southern European states of Romania Bulgaria and Yugoslavia

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DOWNLOAD Ä Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 1956 In the long awaited follow up to her Pulitzer Prize winning Gulag acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed in frightening fashion the individuals who came under its swayAt the end of World War II the Soviet Union to its surprise and delight found itself in control of a huge swath of territory in Easte. Insightful well researched book I grew up in a Siberian closed town which was build by Gulag prisoners before I was born i spent my childhood behind three rows of barbed wires My small town produced refined plutonium spy satellites and engines for intercontinental ballistic missiles In nearly 30 years I lived in the USSR before moving to the USA I had no idea what was happening outside USSR not only in capitalist West but even in socialist East We just never had a chance to see the world until Soviet Union collapsed and suddenly everything become possible It is sad that the responsibility for rape of Eastern Europe by Stalin s Soviet Union is not acknowledged by current Russian government as it was by Germany Without such a moral statement there will be no reconciliation

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DOWNLOAD Ä Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 1956 Rn Europe Stalin and his secret police set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to Communism a completely new political and moral system In Iron Curtain Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Anne Applebaum describes how the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe were created and what daily life was like once they were complete She draws on newly opened East European archives interviews and person. When I was a kid in Soviet school they told us Russian troops brought peace and prosperity to Eastern Europe countries and I believed in it but what 13 14 years old in totalitarian society could know Later I read lot of stuff and now I see picture much clearer we brought misery and raping to these countries First our soldiers not all of them but enough to discard it as one off raped women in all countries they liberated Then came dangerous predators politicians They raped not a single woman but whole country or block of countries at once It s done on much deeper level that just physical humiliation political fate religions freedom of expression They molested kids in youth organization indoctrinated people with love to Big Brother If people didn t like it they put those in labor camps including Russian Gulag I knew about Hungarian 1956 and Prague 1968 but this book talk about other events as well Please do yourself a favor read this book to understand how totalitarian regime works


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    PDF or EBOOK (Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 1956) í Anne Applebaum A well researched book but ultimately a major disappointment The author is connected with the neoconservative Legatum Institute as well as high ranking elements in the Polish establishment so if you are looking for a balanced account of Europe behind the Iron Curtain you shouldn't look for it here Problems include a narrow focus that concentrates only on the immediate postwar period as well as just three countries East Germany Hungary an

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    PDF or EBOOK (Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 1956) í Anne Applebaum When I was a kid in Soviet school they told us Russian troops brought peace and prosperity to Eastern Europe countries and I believed in it but what 13 14 years old in totalitarian society could know Later I read lot of stuff and now I see picture much clearer we brought misery and raping to these countries First our soldiers not all of them but enough to discard it as one off raped women in all countries they liberated Then came dangerou

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    PDF or EBOOK (Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 1956) í Anne Applebaum Page 174 my book Polish radio announcer Andrzej Zalewski One winter day I stupidly wrote in the text of the script “There is a cold atmospheric front approaching us from Russia” The broadcaster read it aloud

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    PDF or EBOOK (Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 1956) í Anne Applebaum Anne Applebaum's Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1945 1956 is a thoroughly researched and rewarding read Although I approached the book with some skepticism due to the author's association with prominent neoconservative organizations The Legatum Institute and the American Enterprise Institute and her husband's position as Foreign Minister of Poland he is an AEI alumnus too it was detailed and fair

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  • Hardcover
  • 566
  • Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 1956
  • Anne Applebaum
  • English
  • 02 January 2018
  • 9780385515696