Communism, post-communism and democracy : the great shock at the end of a short century

@inproceedings{Iliescu2006CommunismPA,
  title={Communism, post-communism and democracy : the great shock at the end of a short century},
  author={Ion Iliescu and Vladimir Tismăneanu and Dinu C. Giurescu and Liviu Bleoca and Matthew M. Sweeney},
  year={2006}
}
A leader of "the new Europe" offers a unique perspective on recent history. A stalwart ally and strategic partner in the war against terror and a new member of NATO, Romania with its vibrant democracy and robust economy is a far different place than it was in mid-twentieth century. According to some analysts, the twentieth century was a "short century" spanning the years from the outbreak of World War I in 1914 to the fall of Soviet-style Communism in 1991. It was nevertheless one of the most… CONTINUE READING