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Anne Applebaum on Eastern Europe

43 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 01 October 2012

On Start the Week Andrew Marr discusses Central Europe from the Soviet occupation to membership of the EU. Anne Applebaum looks back at what happened when the Iron Curtain came down after WWII. Victor Sebestyen and Helen Szamuely disagree over the benefits of European integration after 1989. And Mark Mazower explores the chequered history of international government, and the vision of harmony at the heart of the European project.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

  • Anne Applebaum

    Anne Applebaum is Philippe Roman Professor at the LSE and Director of Political Studies at the Legatum Institute in London.

    Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 is published by Allen Lane.

    Anne Applebaum
  • Victor Sebestyen

    Victor Sebestyen is a journalist.

    Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2009.

  • Mark Mazower

    Mark Mazower is Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies and Professor of History at Columbia University.

    Governing the World: The History of an Idea is published by Allen Lane.

    Mark Mazower
  • Helen Szamuely

    Helen Szamuely is co-founder of the EUReferendum blog and now writes the blog Your Freedom and Ours.

    Your Freedom and Ours


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