The Devil in History:

Communism, Fascism and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century

a book launch featuring

Vladimir Tismaneanu
University of Maryland

with comments by

Michael Allen
National Endowment for Democracy

moderated by

Marc F. Plattner
International Forum for Democratic Studies

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
12:00–2:00 p.m.

National Endowment for Democracy

1025 F. Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004
Telephone: 202-378-9675

About the event

The Devil in Historyis a provocative analysis of the relationship between communism and fascism. Reflecting the author’s personal experiences of living under communist totalitarianism, the book is about political passions, radicalism, utopian ideals, and their catastrophic consequences in the twentieth century’s experiments in social engineering.

Please join us as Vladimir Tismaneanu compares communism and fascism as competing and occasionally strikingly similar systems of political totalitarianism. He will examine:

  • the inherent ideological appeal of these radical, revolutionary political movements
  • the visions of salvation and revolution…

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