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    Censorship Returns to Central Europe

    The Cold War’s over — right? Controversies over censorship in Poland and Hungary have some worried, as ruling governments target universities and museums seen as bastions of post-communist free speech. Poland’s new Museum of the Second World War has riled critics since its March opening, when its director was fired over exhibits presenting a more international perspective, and Hungary’s government is trying to squeeze out world-renowned Central European University. While international activists have rushed to defend CEU, some worry that nationalism is worming its way into academia and rewriting historical narratives.

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