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Anne Applebaum at Václav Havel Library (12. 1. 2015)

An evening with Anne Applebaum: The eternal periphery – Europe between East and West The American historian, author and Pulitzer Prize winner presented the Czech editions of two of her most important works. The book Between East and West is a record of a journey around the borderlands of the West, from Kaliningrad to Odessa, as well as an important attempt to understand the region’s history and cultural diversity. The Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Central Europe, 1944–1956 is an exceptional study of the process by which totalitarian regimes are established. The debate was chaired by Jiří Schneider. The evening was organized ed in cooperation with the Polish Institute in Prague and the Pant civic association.

„Po pravdě řečeno, nejen Američané a jiní cizinci mne považují za jakéhosi pohádkového prince nebo aspoň hlavní postavu pohádkové story, ale cosi naprosto neuvěřitelného na svém osudu si čas od času uvědomuji i já. A trochu přestávám svůj osud chápat, ba připadám si jako takový menší omyl dějin.“

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