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The greengrocer’s revenge

The fall of communism in 1989 was a great relief to citizens of the eastern bloc. But why are millions of them now angry at the ruling elites who have made them freer, wealthier and citizens of the EU?
Ivan Krastev  

Two cheers for populism

The shift from liberalism to populism in central and eastern Europe is not quite as bad as it looks. While the ex-dissidents dominate politics and the ex-communists dominate business, populism gives a voice to the losers from the transition period
Ivan Krastev