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Marion Smith

Executive Director

Marion Smith is the Executive Director of the congressionally authorized Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a bipartisan educational, research, and human rights nonprofit. He is also the Founding President of the Common Sense Society, which promotes civic engagement, entrepreneurship, and leadership among young professionals in the United States and Europe, as well as the Chairman of the National Civic Art Society. He was previously a visiting fellow in the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics at The Heritage Foundation. From South Carolina, Marion was educated at Wofford College and Central European University. His articles have been published broadly, including in USA Today, The Hill, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Politico, and National Review. He is a regular guest on network and cable television channels, including ABC, NBC, MSNBC, Fox News, CSPAN, and CNN.

It’s an honor to be with you all in Cottbus this evening. And on behalf of the board of trustees of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and our many patrons in the United States I want to thank you…

Excerpt: This week marks two widely ignored, yet important, anniversaries. One hundred years ago, on Aug. 25, 1920, Vladimir Lenin’s invasion of Europe was defeated as the Battle of Warsaw came to a decisive end, a victory known in Poland as…

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