Ezra Klein Show

"Balint Magyar writes that in 1989, when the Eastern Bloc collapsed, we started using the language of liberal democracy to describe what was going on there. There were two reasons why we were doing that: One was that we just assumed that everything was going to become a liberal democracy — it was the 'end of history.' The other was that’s the language of political science — that’s what’s available to us." By clicking on the link below you can read and listen to Masha Gessen's reference to the concepts evolved by Bálint Magyar in Post-Communist Mafia State.
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Bálint Magyar
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