December 23, 2010

Time to Confront Europe's Last Dictator

Timothy Garton Ash, The Guardian

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A brutal KGB crackdown in the continent's last dictatorship confronts us with the limits and illusions of EU power.

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TAGGED: Europe, Belarus, European Union, EU, Russia, Alexander Lukashenko

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