Bogdan Iacob

holds a PhD in History from Central European University. He received postdoctoral fellowships at the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena, the Centre for Advanced Studies in Sofia, and the New Europe College.


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The struggle over 1989

The rise and contestation of eastern European populism

Eastern Europe is clearly part of a global populist wave, and is now part of the western right-wing populist imaginary as the bedrock for ‘pure’ European values. Only by looking at ‘1989’ from a new angle can we see how populist governments’ rejection of a ‘decadent’ and ‘imperialist’ West merely continues a communist stance, despite their strident anti-communist rhetoric.