Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty.
Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well.
- Anne Applebaum
- The Atlantic
On December 31, 1999, we threw a party. It was the end of one millennium and the start of a new one; people very much wanted to celebrate, preferably somewhere exotic.
We held it at Chobielin, the manor house in northwest Poland that my husband and his parents had purchased a decade earlier, when it was a mildewed ruin. We had restored the…