Anne Applebaum is a staff writer for The Atlantic and a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. She is also a senior fellow at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where she co-directs Arena, a program on disinformation and 21st century propaganda within the London School of Economics.
She has also worked at the Washington Post as a columnist for 15 years and served as a member of their editorial board. She was the foreign and deputy editor of the Spectator magazine in London, the political editor of the Evening Standard and a columnist at Slate and several British newspapers, including the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs. She covered the collapse of communism from 1988-1991 as the Warsaw correspondent for the Economist and the Independent.
Applebaum's newest book, "The Twilight of Democracy," is about the abandonment of liberal democratic ideals for strongman cults, nationalist movements or one-party states.