Anne Applebaum: "Iron Curtain"

 By the end of World War II, the Soviet Union found itself in control of a huge swathe of territory in Eastern Europe. Joseph Stalin and his secret police set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to a completely new political and moral system: communism. In Tavaana's exclusive abridged translation of Iron Curtain, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum describes how the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe were created and what daily life was like under Soviet-enforced totalitarianism. 

Applebaum describes in devastating detail how civic institutions in these countries – political parties, the church, the media, young people’s organizations – were transformed into pillars of the new order. She explains how the secret police services were organized, how the media came to be dominated by communists, and how all forms of opposition were brutally suppressed. Drawing on new archival materials, she documents the communists’ tactics as they bullied, threatened and murdered their way to power. She also chronicles individual lives to show the choices people had to make – to fight, to flee, or to collaborate.  

Within a remarkably short period after the end of the war, Eastern Europe had been ruthlessly Stalinized. Iron Curtain is a brilliant history of a brutal period and a haunting reminder of how fragile free societies can be. Today the Soviet Bloc is a lost civilization, one whose cruelty, paranoia, bizarre morality, and strange aesthetics Anne Applebaum captures in the pages of this exceptional work of historical and moral reckoning.

Tavaana Publications Click here to read Tavaana's exclusive translation of Anne Applebaum's Iron Curtain.

 

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