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  • Donald Trump: Spokesman for birthers, truthers, and Internet trolls

    08/25/2015 11:41:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 21, 2015 | Anne Applebaum
    ... Watching Donald Trump bluster and bluff his way through a presidential campaign, I wonder if we underestimate the ways in which Internet vitriol has broadened the parameters of political debate. We are "shocked, shocked" by Trump's language, but all of it is exactly the sort of thing anyone can encounter in the normal course of reading about politics online. John McCain isn't a war hero? I'll bet he finds worse insults than that on his Facebook page, and so does everybody who writes about him. All Mexicans are rapists? I open my Twitter account every morning to find similar...
  • War in Europe is not a hysterical idea

    08/29/2014 9:38:35 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 24 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 29 at 12:20 PM | Anne Applebaum
    Over and over again — throughout the entirety of my adult life, or so it feels — I have been shown Polish photographs from the beautiful summer of 1939: The children playing in the sunshine, the fashionable women on Krakow streets. I have even seen a picture of a family wedding that took place in June 1939, in the garden of a Polish country house I now own. All of these pictures convey a sense of doom, for we know what happened next. September 1939 brought invasion from both east and west, occupation, chaos, destruction, genocide. Most of the people...
  • War in Europe

    08/30/2014 9:30:24 AM PDT · by No One Special · 40 replies
    Slate ^ | August 29, 2014 | Anne Applebaum
    Putin has invaded Ukraine. Is it hysterical to prepare for total war with Russia? Or is it naive not to? WARSAW, Poland—Over and over again—throughout the entirety of my adult life, or so it feels—I have been shown Polish photographs from the beautiful summer of 1939: The children playing in the sunshine, the fashionable women on Krakow streets. I have even seen a picture of a family wedding that took place in June 1939, in the garden of a Polish country house I now own. All of these pictures convey a sense of doom, for we know what happened next....
  • Reading "GULAG: A HISTORY"

    12/01/2013 8:12:00 PM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 12 replies
    It's by Anne Applebaum. It said that Lenin saw common criminals(thieves, pickpockets, murderers) as potential allies. He blamed the 'exploitation of the masses' where removal of the exploiters would curb the excesses and crime. I think that this is why the Left is always standing up for the illegals, the sucker punchers, the felon vote-u name it. They will use them and THEN deal with them their way. They're sick.
  • Homeland Security Hasn't Made Us Any Safer [The TRUTH - read it here]

    01/07/2011 4:34:55 PM PST · by upchuck · 9 replies ^ | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011 | Anne Applebaum
    Hardly anyone has seriously scrutinized either the priorities or the spending patterns of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its junior partner, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), since their hurried creation in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Sure, they get criticized plenty. But year in, year out, they continue to grow faster and cost more -- presumably because Americans think they are being protected from terrorism by all that spending. Yet there is no evidence whatsoever that the agencies are making Americans any safer. DHS serves only one clear purpose: to provide unimaginable bonanzas for favored congressional...
  • American author Anne Applebaum given police guard after car blows up

    12/06/2009 2:08:20 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 11 replies · 969+ views ^ | 12/6/9 | Roger Boyes
    The American author Anne Applebaum, wife of Radoslaw Sikorski, the Polish Foreign Minister, has been given special police protection after the engine of her jeep exploded in as yet unexplained circumstances. Ms Applebaum, 45, author of a Pulitzer prize-winning history of the Soviet Gulag, was driving through the Jozefow suburb of Warsaw on Saturday when she heard a strange noise in her car and got out to investigate. Shortly afterwards the engine blew up. She was unharmed.
  • Applebaum blames the victim for the rape

    09/30/2009 9:22:13 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 11 replies · 830+ views
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    Yesterday, I just considered Anne Applebaum to have a conflict of interest over Roman Polanski’s arrest in Switzerland. After her response to criticism for failing to disclose her husband’s efforts to get charges dropped against the director, it seems clear that Applebaum has lost whatever sense she formerly had — and that her readers are overwhelmingly repulsed by it. In responding to Patterico, Applebaum scoffs at the notion that the 13-year-old girl had been victimized — because she called her mother before the attack. I’m not kidding: Of course, there were some very legitimate disagreements, including two excellent ones from...
  • WaPo Writer: Holocaust Excuses Polanski Fleeing Child Rape Charge

    09/27/2009 3:06:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies · 2,928+ views
    Sunday, September 27, 2009 | Kristinn
    Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum serves up a sickening rationale to excuse film director Roman Polanski fleeing justice for his rape of a thirteen-year-old girl in the 1970s: the Holocaust.Polanski was arrested today in Switzerland on an arrest warrant based on his fleeing justice in 1977.Wrote Applebaum in a web posting at "Post Partisan":He can be blamed, it is true, for his original, panicky decision to flee. But for this decision I see mitigating circumstances, not least an understandable fear of irrational punishment. Polanski's mother died in Auschwitz. His father survived Mauthausen. He himself survived the Krakow ghetto, and later...
  • A Craven Canterbury Tale

    02/12/2008 5:50:10 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 33 replies · 505+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 12, 2008 | Anne Applebaum
    ...Certainly it is true that when Rowan Williams -- the archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the Church of England, symbolic leader of the international Anglican Communion -- called for "constructive accommodation" with some aspects of sharia law, and declared the incorporation of Muslim religious law into the British legal system "unavoidable," practically no insult has been left unsaid....Arguing that his remarks were misunderstood and taken out of context, his office even took the trouble to publish them on his official Web site. I highly recommend a closer look. Reading them, it instantly becomes clear that every syllable of the...
  • The New Fellow Travelers (Anne Applebaum's On The Latest Chapter In Communism's Useful Idiots Alert)

    11/07/2007 8:05:01 AM PST · by goldstategop · 4 replies · 68+ views ^ | 11/07/2007 | Anne Applebaum
    Ninety years ago this week, a Bolshevik mob stormed the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, arrested the provisional government, and installed a "dictatorship of the proletariat" in its place. Though the Russian revolution is no longer widely celebrated (not even by the Russians, who instead commemorate the expulsion of the Poles from Moscow in 1612), I felt it important to mark the occasion. In honor of the anniversary, I reread Ten Days That Shook the World, the famed account of the revolution written by John Reed, the American journalist and fellow-traveler. Then I reread last week's press reports of the...
  • White House wannabes are fatally flawed

    08/22/2007 8:43:32 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 58 replies · 1,237+ views
    The Daily Telegraph(UK) ^ | 8/23/2008 | Anne Applebaum
    White House wannabes are fatally flawed By Anne Applebaum Last Updated: 12:01am BST 23/08/2007 Approximately one year from now, the American political conventions will be in full swing. The Democrats will be in Denver, Colorado, wearing silly hats and cheering for their presidential nominee. The Republicans will be in St Paul, Minnesota, chasing pigs at the Minnesota state fair and cheering for their nominee. Then, a year from next November, one of the two nominees will become the next president of the United States. That's how the election will work, in principle. The trouble is, at the moment it's impossible...
  • The End Of The Tories (British Conservatives On Deathbed Alert... Have Moved Left)

    07/10/2007 12:00:37 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 651+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/10/2007 | Anne Applebaum
    The Conservative Party long ago decided that too much talk of the British way of life, like too much loud opposition to immigration, made them sound crypto-racist. That left the patriotism card for Labor to play. Indeed, as the Conservative Party has moved rapidly to the left, whole swathes of policy have been left open for Labor. Cameron is greener-than-thou, positively enthusiastic about public spending and skeptical of George W. Bush.
  • Uncowed In London (Anne Applebaum On Western Resiliency In Face Of Terror Alert)

    07/02/2007 11:32:34 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies · 450+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/03/2007 | Anne Applebaum
    More important, though, the London bomb plot failed because open Western societies are more resilient than we sometimes think they are. One of the Piccadilly car bombs was discovered because an ambulance crew, responding to an unrelated call, saw smoke seeping from a car trunk and alerted the police. The other car was illegally parked, and London's super-vigilant, much-hated traffic wardens towed it to a parking lot, where someone noticed that it smelled of gasoline and alerted the police. That Britain has functional ambulance services and working traffic wardens, all of whom are civic-minded enough to call the police when...
  • Memo to State Dept.: It's the hateful ideology, stupid

    07/27/2005 8:46:26 PM PDT · by manny613 · 9 replies · 420+ views
    Only two senators were in the room when Karen Hughes testified at her confirmation hearings. When it came time for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to vote on her nomination Tuesday, she was easily approved. And thus with no discussion and no debate, Hughes takes over the least noticed, least respected and possibly most important job in the State Department. Her formal title is undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs. In plain English, her job is to fight anti-Americanism, promote American culture and above all to do intellectual battle with the ideology of radical Islam, a set...
  • Who Are the Pro-Americans?

    06/30/2005 9:26:39 AM PDT · by manny613 · 3 replies · 372+ views
    So familiar are the numbers, and so often have we heard them analyzed, that the release of a new poll on international anti-Americanism last week caused barely a ripple. Once again the Pew Global Attitudes Project showed that most Frenchmen have a highly unfavorable view of the United States; that the Spanish prefer China to America; and that Canadian opinion of the United States has sunk dramatically. And once again the polls told only half of the story. After all, even the most damning polls always show that some percentage of even the most anti-American countries remains pro-American. According to...
  • Starting Among the 'Christophobes' (Anne Applebaum)

    04/20/2005 8:08:14 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 7 replies · 629+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/20/05 | Anne Applebaum
    After the dust has settled -- after the processions are over and the Masses have been said, after the new pope has accustomed himself to new apartments, new tasks, new vestments -- Benedict XVI will face an extraordinary list of problems, ranging from the bioethical to the geopolitical. But for this German pope, among his toughest tasks by far will be the battle for acceptance on the continent of his birth. It sounds paradoxical, given the European splendor in which the church has been cloaked for the past several weeks -- the scenes of Rome, St. Peter's Square, the Sistine...
  • Women on Op-Ed (Estrich hissy fit vs. LATimes & Kinsley)

    03/31/2005 8:26:43 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 497+ views
    If Susan Estrich wants to improve America’s opinion pages, she should stand up for more diversity of thought. She assumed he would understand. But he didn’t. Emailing the head of Op-Ed at the Los Angeles Times to protest the unjust treatment of women writers seemed like a good idea -- until the rest of the country found out, igniting a firestorm of feminist tetchiness and good-natured derision. She never expected to find a fellow female columnist calling her campaign “crazed” and “nasty.” This wasn’t good, and she knew it. “Depending on the day or the paper,” wrote Susan Estrich, professor,...
  • More Estrogen for Ms. Estrich! - (You go, Girl!)

    03/27/2005 7:51:35 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,087+ views
    Like many women of a certain age, I have a bad habit, first learned in the 1960s and '70s. Whenever I'm in a professional setting, I count the number of women in the room. These days there are occasions when I don't have enough fingers and toes to do the job. Which brings me to the present, and an ugly little spat that is roiling the waters of opinion journalism in the same way that Lawrence Summers's comments about the dearth of women in math and science rocketed through the academy. Op-ed pages, the accepted wisdom insists, don't carry enough...
  • Writing Women Into a Corner

    03/16/2005 1:02:21 AM PST · by blitzgig · 5 replies · 440+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/16/05 | Anne Applebaum
    This week I had planned to write a column about Sinn Fein, the political front organization for the Irish Republican Army, whose leaders have recently been linked to acts of murder and grand larceny. I chose the subject because I wrote often about the IRA while living in Britain in the 1990s, because I've worked as a reporter in Belfast, because it's timely -- tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day -- and because there might be lessons in the story for Hamas and Hezbollah, terrorist groups that may or may not be able to make the transition to democratic politics as...
  • Inside the Dark, Applebaum’s Gulag.

    05/06/2003 2:47:44 PM PDT · by Maigret · 23 replies · 694+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 5/6/03 | Michael Ledeen
    Inside the Dark Applebaum’s Gulag. If our schools and universities cared about history, Anne Applebaum's magisterial work, would be required reading. Not because our children need to master the enormous body of detail concerning the infamous Soviet forced-labor system — made famous by Solzhenitsyn's works some 30 years ago — but because it is only by working their way through the chilling details, year by year and camp by camp, that they can begin to understand the horrors of Communism and the magnitude of our successful war against it. The first thing that needs to be said about this rare...