Tina Rosenberg writes editorials on foreign policy at The New York Times. Before joining the Times two years ago, she was a freelance writer. Her articles appeared in Foreign Affairs, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and many other magazines. In 1985 she moved to Nicaragua, where she lived for two years before moving to Chile to live from 1987 to 1990. In Chile, she wrote a book, Children of Cain: Violence and the Violent in Latin America, which examines perpetrators of political violence in six Latin American nations, including a Shining Path guerilla and an Argentine Naval officer known as the “Angel of Death” during the Dirty War. After living in two countries where dictatorship gave way to democracy, she decided to travel to Eastern and Central Europe, where new democracies were also struggling to deal with the crimes of past dictatorship. Her book about these issues, The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism, published in 1995, looks at how Germany, Poland, and the Czech and Slovak Republics have chosen to deal with the past. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.