Eric Chenoweth’s Articles

Eric Chenoweth is co-founder and co-director of IDEE and was also Executive Director of the Committee in Support of Solidarity from 1981–88 (see About the Directors). He is also principal author of Democracy Web, an extracurricular resource web site of the Albert Shanker Institute that includes 12 chapters on basic principles of democracy together with 36 country studies. Mr. Chenoweth has written and published widely on Eastern Europe and democracy issues and below are selected recent articles.

Zbigniew Romaszewski: A Life in Human Rights

Zbigniew Romaszewski: A Life in Human Rights (MS Word) by Eric Chenoweth
Published in Sarmatian Review, no. 415, April 2015 (PDF).

Dances with Dictators: General Jaruzelski’s Revisionists

The following article appeared in the journal World Affairs in its September-October 2014 issue.

Twenty-five years ago, breakthrough elections were held in Poland that led, within three months, to the downfall of that country’s communist regime. […]

By |September 1st, 2014|Categories: Communism, Eastern Europe, Eric Chenoweth, Poland, Solidarity|Tags: |0 Comments

An Allegory in Court

By Eric Chenoweth

I testified in a Polish court recently. That in itself is not unusual. I saw many people in the hallways of the administrative court building waiting to testify […]

By |October 22nd, 2013|Categories: Centers for Pluralism, Eric Chenoweth, IDEE, Poland|Tags: , |0 Comments

AFL-CIO Support for Solidarity

AFL-CIO  Support for Solidarity: Political, Moral, Financial by Eric Chenoweth

Click here to download the full article (.doc)

By |December 19th, 2011|Categories: Committee in Support of Solidarity, Eric Chenoweth, Poland, Solidarity|0 Comments

Common Elements of Successful Opposition to Communism in Eastern Europe

By Eric Chenoweth and Irena Lasota

The following essay was written in 1999 as one of several Democracy Pamphlets, which were prepared as a series and translated into Spanish for distribution in Cuba for the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe’s Democracy for Cuba program. Other Democracy Pamphlets in English are available at IDEE’s original web site (see Cuba Democracy Pamphlets).


By |July 9th, 1999|Categories: Centers for Pluralism, Communism, Eric Chenoweth, Irena Lasota|0 Comments