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In 1991, journalist Tina Rosenberg traveled widely in Eastern Europe to see what would become of former dictators, border guards, and police informers in the hands of newly democratized people. In her pessimistic The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism, she examines the likelihood that overzealous, anti-Communist witch hunts could backfire, creating a system as oppressive as the old. The Haunted Land won the 1995 National Book Award and was selected one of the 10 best books of 1995 by the New York Times Book Review; Rosenberg discusses her research at 6:45 p.m. at the Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. $20. For reservations call (202) 293-1051. (Nathalie op de Beeck)