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You're reading: Estonia’s example

“In ‘89 to ‘91 we thought we saw democracy spreading across an entire region,” Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves told me in a conversation in his office in Tallinn.

But of the East Bloc population served by Radio Free Europe – where Ilves was a research analyst 20 years ago – and Radio Liberty before 1989, just 25 percent now live in countries rated as free, Ilves says.

The rest have fallen back under some form of authoritarianism.

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