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.”

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Patrick Chovanec

Patrick Chovanec is Managing Director and Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management. He also teaches part-time as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. Before Silvercrest he was an Associate Professor of Practice at Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management in Beijing, where he also served as Chairman of the Public Policy Development Committee for the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

Previously he worked for a series of private equity funds focused on emerging markets. He was the director of Institutional Investor’s Asia Pacific Institute (Hong Kong) and its Global Fixed Income Institute (London). He also worked in Washington, DC as an aide to political strategist William Kristol and former Speaker of the House John Boehner. He served nine years as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. He has a BA in Political Economy from Princeton and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.

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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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