TITLE: The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism & Some Lessons of the 20th Century
SPEAKER: Vladimir Tismaneanu
EVENT DATE: 04/29/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 64 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Political scientist Vladimir Tismaneanu reflects on his experiences with communist totalitarianism to explore the movement's political passions, radicalism and utopian ideals, as well as its consequences in the 20th century's experiments in social engineering.
Speaker Biography: Vladimir Tismaneanu is a professor of comparative politics at the University of Maryland at College Park. His books include "Fantasies of Salvation: Democracy, Nationalism and Myth in Post-Communist Societies," "Reinventing Politics" and "Stalinism for All Seasons: A Political History of Romanian Communism." In 2010-2012, he was president of the Scientific Council of the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania.
SERIES: Books & Beyond