David Ost, professor of political science, had his op-ed titled “Lots of tough talk, but not much action” published on the front page of the June 20 Chicago Tribune's Perspectives section. Now it has been quoted in Dave Zweifel's July 2 column in the Madison, Wis., Capital Times, titled “We forget real winners of Cold War.”
Ost's Chicago Tribune article is available here.
Ost is an internationally known scholar in the field of European studies and the end of the Cold War. He has written widely on the end of communism in Eastern Europe. His first book, “Solidarity and the Politics of Anti-Politics,” is one of the most often-cited works dealing with Eastern Europe. Other books include “Workers After Workers' States,” “European Politics in Transition,” and the forthcoming “The Defeat of Solidarity” (Cornell University Press) dealing with anger and democracy after communism. He has also had dozens of articles published in scholarly and popular journals alike, and has appeared numerous times on radio and TV.