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Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment

Book discussion with author Stephen Kotkin (Princeton University, History)

Thursday, October 15, 2009
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

“In this lively and fast-paced study, two distinguished Princeton historians, Stephen Kotkin and Jan Gross, analyze the 1989 revolution in Eastern Europe as a product of the political bankruptcy of ‘uncivil society,’ meaning the communist elite. Using the case studies of Poland, Romania, and the German Democratic Republic, the authors combine deep historical analysis of the development and failures of East European communism with brilliant insights into the events of 1989 themselves. The book makes a critical contribution to our understanding of the annus mirabilis.” —Norman M. Naimark, Robert and Florence McDonnell Chair of East European History at Stanford University

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Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies

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