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    (Iron Curtain The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 1956) PDF Ú Anne Applebaum The Hand of History There are not many jokes in communism Actually that’s not uite true A case could be made that communism itself was a massive joke except those living under it dared not laugh or laugh only at their personal peril All humour in what used to be called the Eastern Bloc was inevitably of a subversive nature For as George Orwell wrote a thing is funny when it upsets the established order; that every joke is a tiny revolu

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Her treatment of the high politics in her description of the appalling stooges who reproduced the bleak apparatus of Stalinism in their respective spheres of influence personality cults purges camps bogus trials the whole depressing paraphernalia She also offers a description of the corrosive ffects of communism on My Brother's Husband, Volume 1 everyday life Any kind of personal or freexpression Diamond Head even in the most minor forms of liberty wasxcised Popular consciousness was filled with the state and nothing but the state One small Blockchain Revolution example serves here The scout movement was banned as were all other private societies In 1950 in Poland a seventeen year old girl met with friends from a former troop All were arrested and given jail sentences of two to five years Iron Curtain is a splendid piece of work witty perceptive thoroughly researched and superbly written I was impressednough to consider it the most important book I ve read this year one that will make a lasting contribution to our understanding of this period in history a tragedy on which the final curtain has thankfully fallen My main criticism concerns the title It s not a comprehensive history of Eastern Europe between 1944 and 1956 as the title misleadingly suggests but principally a history of three countries behind the Curtain Poland East Germany and Hungary There is next to nothing on places like Romania where the whole communist Mother's Milk experimentventually descended to the most degenerate form Don t let that bother you The history we are given is first class a journey into a heart of darkness Iron Curtain is a book that is scholarly and accessible free of all condescension while losing nothing in the telling It s a commendable achievement I felt both Catch-22 exhilarated at deflated at thend Ether Day: The Strange Tale of America's Greatest Medical Discovery and the Haunted Men Who Made It especially after reading about the brutal suppression of the 1956 anti communist rising in Hungary which proved to all who were not blind that the liberation of 1945 was nothing but a lie I wasxhilarated by the narrative and deflated by the fate of some of our fellow Europeans to whom history had dealt such a poor hand 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 Sanokaa sille yhteiskunnalle terveisiä 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 ofxpression 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 vents as well Please do yourself a favor read this book to understand how totalitarian regime works 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 opened Richard After two decades of opened 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 xist under centrally pl Shortest ReviewRead Ashes and Diamonds instead Short ReviewThis is a book which in its final pages like a bad report or ssay seeks to assert new ideas and with them the books own value and importance which were not in vidence in the bulk of the text during which The Simpsons provide the Bambi and Her Pink Gun Volume 1 essential vocabulary of reader response with Meh and Duh depending on which blatantly obvious point the author highlights Longer ReviewMy overwhelming response to this book is don t bother Life we are told is short and its pace fast as a reader one can admit there is an argument that can be made that given the finite number of books that one will read one has good reason to be careful of what one chooses to read And I can see no way in which this book would make the cut view spoiler unless one found oneself marooned on an island with only one or two books available hide spoiler Anne Applebaum is a journalist and author of Gulag A History for which she won the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 She has written for many papers and publications and was a foreign correspondent for The Economist in the late 1980 s when she covered the societal and political changes happening in Eastern Europe She is married to Rados aw Sikorski Poland s former minister of foreign affairs and is now a Polish citizen Iron Curtain is a well researched and important book which seeks to answer the uestion what happened in central and Eastern Europe immediately after World War 2 How did a number of countries allthnically and culturally very different adopt the same foreign ideolo The best work of modern history I have Pictures of the Pain: Photography and the Assassination of President Kennedy ever read says A N Wilson on the cover The cover praise is gushing as we get masterpiece from Oliver Kamm and at last the story can be told by Orlando Figes I have to say that I have come out of this bookxtremely disappointed and for many reasons The best work of modern history is as ridiculous a comment and as to Masterpiece Evans Reich trilogy just kills this book for the sheer brilliance of the tel. 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. The Hand of History There are not many jokes in communism Actually that s not uite true A case could be made that communism itself was a massive joke More Than Personal except those living under it dared not laugh or laugh only at their personal peril All humour in what used to be called the Eastern Bloc was inevitably of a subversive nature For as George Orwell wrote a thing is funny when it upsets thestablished order that Feersum Endjinn every joke is a tiny revolution The revolutionaries did not want revolution they wanted total conformity Have youver been in a situation or a place say a church or a library where something struck you as funny It may not be all that funny on later reflection but just try to contain a laugh when it wants to Java: Quick Easy HTML Programming For Beginners in 40 Pages or Less! ( Java, Java 8, Java For Beginners): Html, Programming, Development, CSS, PHP, Java ... 7, Javascript, (Java Crash Course Book 1) explode I ve been reading Anne Applebaum s masterly Iron Curtain the Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 56 a follow up to herually masterly Gulag a History of the Soviet Camps There are not many laughs in that you may think But you are wrong I m not at all sure I could have survived the dull curtain of monotony that descended on Eastern Europe after 1945 for one simple reason I have an acute sense of humour You see I would have been overcome with Anton's Collected Drek (Eros Graphic Novel Series: No 3) explosive fits of laughter over the sheararnest pettiness of it all Imagine going in to a bookshop and seeing children s titles like Six Year Old Bronek and the Six Year Plan You leave uickly only to have your senses assaulted by a propaganda hoarding There it is just across the street boldly announcing Every artificially inseminated pig is a blow to capitalist imperialism Your lips are tightly closed the laughter is Botanical Latin escaping like steam under pressure You don t want to be seen so you turn away to look at the latest civic art only to be confronted by a paintingntitled The technology and organisation of cattle slaughter Was the Berlin Wall really brought down I wonder by a great outburst of laughter Sorry I should write the Anti Fascist Protection Wall to give its official title Yes there is humour in the story but the bigger picture is altogether bleak In picturing the history of communism in Eastern Europe I see a fa ade Dawn to Dusk: Folktales from Benin eaten hollow from within by termites In thend the whole thing simply collapsed under its inherent contradictions to borrow a piece of cherished Marxist terminology Let s be absolutely clear about one thing for people in places like Poland particularly Poland the Second World War did not The Little Book of Self-Care for Aquarius: Simple Ways to Refresh and Restore—According to the Stars end in 1945 The immediate joy of liberation simply gave way to an understanding that a new occupation had taken hold one that was to last for decades Thexpression Iron Curtain did not originate with Winston Churchill but it was he who was to give it greatest resonance in speech delivered in Fulton Missouri in March 1946 From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe Warsaw Berlin Prague Vienna Budapest Belgrade Bucharest and Sofia all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere and all are subject in one form or another not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and in some cases increasing measure of control from Moscow Applebaum sets out her stall uickly She refuses to Gorgias entertain the revisionist view that the imposition of communism throughout Central and Eastern Europe after 1945 was a countermove to American policy at the start of what was to become the Cold War No the importation of a Soviet style system Was A Deliberate Ideological deliberate ideological all part of the greater revolutionary good As she uite says there was a template already in place for this in the Soviet occupation of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania in 1940 states that had been consigned to Stalin under the terms of the Nazi Soviet Pact So far as Stalin was concerned there were also foreign policy advantages The new communist satrapies acted as a buffer zone in a period of growing East West tension More specifically an independent Poland would clearly have been a major politicalmbarrassment to the Soviets doubtless demanding the return of those territories in the XXL y el Doctor Kaos (El Barco de Vapor Naranja) east of the country seized by Stalin in 1939 as part of his satanic bargain with Hitler For Poland it was a bleak choice betweenxtinction and communism As always the road to hell begins with noble intentions Alongside the cynical little Stalins who had spent years licking the boots of their Master in Moscow there were genuine idealists people who believed in the lie They came as self perceived liberators ready to free the working classes from capitalist One Bed, One Bank Account exploitation Theyxpected to be welcomed in their stablishment of a brave new world Unfortunately for them it had real people in it The truth came uickly the truth came in Poland In 1946 the people it had real people in it The truth came uickly the truth came in Poland In 1946 the people rejected a communist backed referendum Perplexed the government rejected the people concluding that they had acted in some kind of incomprehensible spirit of resistance and complete ignorance Here I immediately fast forwarded to the vents of June 1953 in East Berlin the first serious uprising against imposed communist rule Bertolt Brecht the playwright had hitherto served as the German Democratic Republic s tame intellectual and court poet But A Holiday Donut Steal even he hadnough offering comment on the worker state s suppression of the workers in his poem The Solution After the uprising of the 17th of JuneThe Secretary of the Writers UnionHad leaflets distributed in the StalinalleeStating that the peopleHad forfeited the confidence of the governmentAnd could win it back onlyBy redoubled Revelation efforts Would it not beasierIn that case for the governmentTo dissolve the peopleAnd The Evil Twin elect another That would seem to serve as the very definition of the so called People s Democracies In the place of real people came a hollow cardboard illusion Applebaum is splendid in. 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 thend of World War II the Soviet Union to its surprise and delight found itself in control of a huge swath of territory in Easte. Ling of the subject as opposed to a limited focus on 3 nations and a constant dose of wide Shadow Hawk (Harlequin Blaze eyed polemic mixed in As to the story being finaly being told the story has been told countless times and if it was all new why thextensive bibliography There is no denying the appalling struggles with totalitarian communist regimes that the masses were forced to A Seditious Affair (Society of Gentlemen, endure in theastern parts of Europe after the fall of Nazi Germany The vast humanity that had Visions of Mary endured Nazi suffering deserved better but that does not make this book with its wideyed and bushy tailed presentation any better Lets take the chapter on Ethnic Cleansing as an Kan man dö två gånger? example Russian soldiers treated the German civilians appallingly no doubt but the author seems shocked at times Why Had not the Germans just committed atrocity after atrocity on Russian civilians not only with the gun but by starvation and many other means Did the authorxpect some charity How naive The many The Naked Kitchen Veggie Burger Book: Delicious Plant-Based Burgers, Fries, Sides, and More examples of badly written prose is for me rather astonishing Lets take this statement about travel According to the Interior Ministry statistics only 9360 crossed the border for any reason in 1951 of whom only 1980 were travelling to capitalist countries Well yes We are reading about a country ravished by WW2 that not too far forward is a poverty stricken totalitarian regime with controls over the populace But what we get a couple of aghast onlys as if the then Polish government was going to conform to modern western freedom of travel The final chapter Revolutions finishes with a polemic onveryone being wrong This is not a writing on history at all and is out of place as to what the chapter should have been about And as to the Epilogue I just wonder the point I want history not another polemic aimed at a modern reader who still seems to think that there is a red menace out there I mean do others who have praised this book really in their heart feel that the Voice or Noise, Volume 3 eastern European countries were particularly liberal prior to Nazi and Communist takeovers after 1939 as implied by the author Free trade does not by itself make Poland to use as anxample a liberal nation prior to 1939 This book is as big a failure as I have read in a long time The gushing praise just had me salivating but I am left very wanting There must be better books on this subject than this a book that to me is just a journalistic pursuit aimed at making a western audience reading the Murdoch Press and watching Fox News somehow think that their very way of life is till under attack 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 th A well researched book but ultimately a major disappointment The author is connected with the neoconservative Legatum Institute as well as high ranking Muffy the Demon Slayer: Crimson Moon elements in the Polishstablishment 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 And Germany Hungary and a failure to acknowledge that barmy as the communist system in central Europe was its instigators weren t all cynical sociopaths like Stalin and that some of them were making an honest attempt to rectify society s ineualities a too cosy appraisal of the regimes opposing forces fine in the case of dissidents and intellectuals but not in the case of the highly conservative clergy nor the freemasons both are portrayed as angelic forces and not since Boycey in Only Fools and Horses have the latter received such rave reviews the shooting down of Galveston: A History of the Island easy targets such as Soviet realist architecture has shever been to Milton Keynes or Sarcelles societal malfunction

should we regard 
we regard or Kinshasa as typical of capitalism per se and the lack of freedom what about Guantanamo Bay little mention of the catastrophic shock therapy that followed on from the fall of the Berlin Wall outside the scope of the book perhaps but it needs mentioning to put things in perspectiveThe sub Hayekian hectoring uickly becomes tiring and one suspects that some gullible publisher was strong armed into releasing this as a trade book when what we need is an Idílio no Verão even handed view of thentire 40 years of Communism in the Soviet client states of Eastern Europe 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 in the morning they phoned me Go and see the director I went to see the director and was ushered in right away Zalewski he told me I thought you were intelligent From now on remember only warm good things come from the East It didn t seem funny at the timeThis book focuses primarily on East Germany Poland and Hungary The other Iron Curtain countries get only a passing glanceThe author Anne Applebaum clearly points out how these countries were in a complete apocalypse at the The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual: Secret Recipes and Barroom Tales from Two Belfast Boys Who Conquered the Cocktail World ending of the Second World War in Europe Poland had its intellectuallite Its All In The Timing! An Astrological Guide to Gambling: Every Gambler's Best Friend (English Edition) eliminated Noducation was provided for the Polish population during the long German years of brutal occupation The climb back to a semblance of civil 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 if vehemently anti Russian I noted with interest in the acknowledgements section at the book s Pennskaftet end a thank you to both the Scaife Foundations AND the National Endowment for the Humanities Hmm. 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 theirvery belief and took away A Steamy Stepbrother Billionaire Romance: Irresistible Temptation (Taboo Romance) everything they had accumulated Today the Soviet Bloc is a lost civilization one whose cruelty paranoia bizarre morality and strange aesthetics Applebaum captures in thelectrifying pages of Iron Curtain. ,

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