Does Eastern Europe Still Exist?

The nations of the region we called 'Eastern Europe' were once closely linked, so much so that West Europeans had trouble distinguishing them: 'Siberia starts at Checkpoint Charlie,' as we used to say. But since 1989 they have made different choices and taken different paths. Which have been most successful, and why? Are there lessons which can be learned from the East European experience of reform?

This lecture was recorded at the London School of Economics on March 12, 2013.

Anne Applebaum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and expert on European politics and democratic transitions. She is the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at the London School of Economics for 2012-13. Ms. Applebaum is the Director of Political Studies at the Legatum Institute in London, and a columnist for the Washington Post and Slate.

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