THE DAMAGING LEGACY OF COMMUNISM
Tirana, Albania, April 7-9, 2017
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“Communism must be reckoned in crude mathematic terms the most murderous system ever devised by human intelligence; and yet this is an argument we have to have, generation after generation. Consider this; one third of American millennials believe that more people were murdered by George W. Bush than Joseph Stalin. This is not an argument we can take for granted.”

Daniel Hannan MEP

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John O’Sullivan

Mr. O’Sullivan is a journalist, author, lecturer and broadcaster. He is editor at large of National Review magazine, President of the Danube Institute in Budapest, Associate Editor of the Hungarian Review, International Editor of Quadrant Magazine in Sydney, Australia, a Fellow of the National Review Institute, and co-founder and director of 21st Century Initiatives in Washington DC. 

He served as editor-in-chief of National Review magazine for almost a decade until 1998. In 1987-88 he served as a Special Adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street and he assisted in the writing of her memoirs. John O'Sullivan is the former Executive Editor of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty in Prague and a Vice-President of the RFERL Corporation. His book, "The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister," on the roles played by Pope John Paul II, President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher in the collapse of communism, has been published in seven languages. 

Mr. O’Sullivan’s other positions have included: senior fellow at the Hudson Institute (2006 to 2009); editor of the National Interest, from 2003 to 2005; editor-in-chief of United Press International from 2001 to 2003.

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“Communism must be reckoned in crude mathematic terms the most murderous system ever devised by human intelligence; and yet this is an argument we have to have, generation after generation. Consider this; one third of American millennials believe that more people were murdered by George W. Bush than Joseph Stalin. This is not an argument we can take for granted.”

Daniel Hannan MEP

Daniel Hannan MEP

ACRE Secretary-General

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