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Anne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post and Slate, covering U.S. and international politics. She also writes regularly for a range of newspapers and magazines in Britain and the United States, including the New York Review of Books, the New Republic, and the Daily Telegraph. She was the foreign editor, then deputy editor, of the Spectator and covered the collapse of communism in 1989 for the Economist. Her most recent book, Gulag: A History, which narrates the history of the Soviet concentration camp system, won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction; it has appeared in more than two dozen translations. She currently resides in Warsaw, where she is at work on a new book about the imposition of totalitarianism in postwar Central Europe.