Tag: Dimitrina Petrova

Democracy under threat in post-Wall Europe: Spirit of 1989 fighting back


The west’s mistake after 1989 was not that we celebrated what happened in central Europe – and subsequently in the Baltic republics and the former Soviet Union – as a… Read more »

The other ‘God That Failed’? The triumph and tragedy of 1989


“Always prepared!” For decades, it was a catchphrase of the Pioneers, an outdoorsy youth group that was a hallmark of communist indoctrination efforts targeting schoolchildren throughout the U.S.S.R. and its… Read more »

Power, Fairness, and the Future of Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe


After the revolutions of 1989, Central and Eastern Europe was an exciting place to watch, with democracy seemingly poised to take root. Yet, nearly thirty years later, Westerners who had… Read more »