University of Maryland–College Park
Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of comparative politics and director of the Center for the Study of Post-Communist Societies at the University of Maryland–College Park. Between 1998 and 2004, he served as the editor of East European Politics and Societies. In 2006, he chaired the Presidential Commission for the Analysis of the Communist Dictatorship in Romania. In 2008-2009, he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His research areas include comparative politics, political ideologies, revolutions, as well as the contemporary politics of Central and Eastern Europe. His books include: The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century (2012), Stalinism for All Seasons: A Political History of Romanian Communism (2003), Fantasies of Salvation: Democracy, Nationalism and Myth in Post-Communist Europe (Princeton University Press, 1998; paperback 2009), and Reinventing Politics: Eastern Europe from Stalin to Havel (Free Press, 1993). Dr. Tismaneanu is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy.
“The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century,” International Forum for Democratic Studies (Feb. 27, 2013)
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