Why Dictators Start with the Culture

Deal W. Hudson In her 2012 study of the Soviet takeover after WWII of eight European countries, Anne Applebaum underscores how diligently the agents of Stalin, the Red Army, set out to transform the culture of every occupied nation (Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-56). Applebaum notes that after the initial Soviet takeover… Continue reading Why Dictators Start with the Culture