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Democracies Without Democrats

Posted on 07 October 2009 by admin

Why the reality of post-Communist Europe has not measured up to the expectations of 1989.

By Jiri Pehe

“Now we have a democracy,” Tomas G. Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia, said of his new country upon its founding 90 years ago. “What we also need are democrats.”

These words could be applied as aptly to the post-communist countries of contemporary East-Central Europe. The problem of “democracies without democrats” is as real today as it was when Masaryk’s new state rose from the ashes of World War I. Continue reading …

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End of the Ceausescus

Posted on 04 October 2009 by admin

Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu meet their demise.

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Scenes from the Romanian revolution

Posted on 03 October 2009 by admin

A slide show of scenes from the Romanian revolution.

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Timisoara, December 1989

Posted on 03 October 2009 by admin

The revolution begins in Romania.

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