Anne Applebaum is a staff writer for The Atlantic and a senior fellow at the Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, where she runs a project on 21st century disinformation. She is the author of several books, including Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine; Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956 and Gulag: A History, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction. Her newest book, Twilight of Democracy, will appear in July. She was a Washington Post columnist for 15 years and is a former member of the Washington Post editorial board, a former deputy editor of the Spectator, and a former Warsaw correspondent of the Economist. Her work has appeared in the New York Review of Books, Foreign Affairs and many other publications.
The Political Repercussions of the Pandemic:
Anne Applebaum in conversation with Mihir S. Sharma
Staff writer at The Atlantic and a senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Anne Applebaum, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her history of the Gulag, talks to Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, Mihir S. Sharma, about how around the globe the new wave of right wing ‘strongmen’ like Viktor Orban of Hungary have been using the coronavirus crisis to strengthen their hold on power.