31 Facts About Anne Applebaum


Anne Elizabeth Applebaum was born on July 25,1964 and is a Polish-American journalist and historian.


Anne Applebaum has written extensively about the history of Communism and the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe.


Anne Applebaum has worked at The Economist and The Spectator, and was a member of the editorial board of The Washington Post.


Anne Applebaum is a staff writer for The Atlantic and a senior fellow at The Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.


Anne Applebaum was born in Washington, DC Anne Applebaum has stated that she was brought up in a "very reformed" Jewish family.


Anne Applebaum's ancestors came to America from what is Belarus.


Anne Applebaum graduated from the Sidwell Friends School in 1982.

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Anne Applebaum studied at St Antony's College, Oxford, before becoming a correspondent for The Economist and moving to Warsaw, Poland, in 1988.


In November 1989, Anne Applebaum drove from Warsaw to Berlin to report on the collapse of the Berlin Wall.


Anne Applebaum has been a member of The Washington Post editorial board.


Anne Applebaum wrote about a wide range of United States policy issues, including healthcare, social security and education.


Anne Applebaum wrote a column for The Washington Post which continued for seventeen years.


Anne Applebaum ran Beyond Propaganda, a program examining 21st century propaganda and disinformation.


In November 2019, The Atlantic announced that Anne Applebaum was joining the publication as a staff writer starting in January 2020.


Anne Applebaum was included in the 2020 Prospect list of the top-50 thinkers for the COVID-19 era.


Anne Applebaum has been writing about Russia since the early 1990s.


Anne Applebaum has been a vocal critic of Western conduct regarding the Russian military intervention in Ukraine.


Anne Applebaum has described the "myth of Russian humiliation" and argued that NATO and EU expansion have been a "phenomenal success".


Anne Applebaum has written about the history of central and eastern Europe, Poland in particular.


Anne Applebaum has described Poland's governing party, Law and Justice, as xenophobic and nationalist.


On October 1,2002, Applebaum wrote an article for Slate entitled, "You Can't Assume a Nut Will Act Rationally," in which she argued that Saddam Hussein is not a rational agent in a manner comparable to Adolf Hitler and claimed Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.


Anne Applebaum stated that dubious material posted on the web was eventually recycled by semi-respectable American pro-Russian websites.


Anne Applebaum argued in 2015 that Facebook should take responsibility for spreading false stories and help "undo the terrible damage done by Facebook and other forms of social media to democratic debate and civilized discussion all over the world".


Anne Applebaum endorsed Hillary Clinton's campaign for president in July 2016 on the grounds that Trump is "a man who appears bent on destroying the alliances that preserve international peace and American power".


In January 2022, Anne Applebaum was invited to testify before the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee hearing entitled "Bolstering Democracy in the Age of Rising Authoritarianism".

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Anne Applebaum is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Anne Applebaum is on the board of the National Endowment for Democracy and Renew Democracy Initiative.


Anne Applebaum was a member of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting's international board of directors.


Anne Applebaum was a Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis where she co-led a major initiative aimed at countering Russian disinformation in Central and Eastern Europe.


Anne Applebaum was on the editorial board for The American Interest and the Journal of Democracy.


Anne Applebaum speaks Polish and Russian in addition to English.