The other half of the authoritarianism story

Geoffrey Hosking, a historian of Russia and Emeritus Professor of Russian History (UCL), reviews “Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism,” the new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Anne Applebaum. TWILIGHT OF DEMOCRACY: THE SEDUCTIVE LURE OF AUTHORITARIANISMby Anne ApplebaumDoubleday, 21 July 2020 At the turn of the millennium, Anne Applebaum and her husband Radek Sikorski (at that time working in the … Continue reading The other half of the authoritarianism story

Greece: a crisis of trust?

Geoffrey Hosking, Emeritus Professor of Russian History at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies, gives his view of what went wrong before and during the Greek crisis, and of the challenges that now lie ahead. To him the problem is centrally one of a lack of trust. The Greek crisis goes back a long way, and at several stages demonstrated the dangers of … Continue reading Greece: a crisis of trust?