Is democracy in East-Central Europe suffering because of a lack of liberal zeal among elites, as Dawson and Hanley contend, or is it because
liberal policies have failed to deliver on their promises?
East European communists inherited the Bolshevik obsession with represing
any genuinely independent civil society groups.
The Kremlin is now bringing to the rest of the world the kind of propaganda and conspiracy theories it has been churning out at home.