Difference between foreign perception and domestic reality.

In the book, Inventing Eastern European History, Larry Wolff argues Eastern Europe was constructed as an experimental domain that gave free play to the social theories and political reveries of the west.
Basing your response the works of Wolff, Andric, Habsweb, and the film Pan Tadeusz, evaluate the veracity of Wolff’s assertion.
To what extent was Eastern Europe a laboratory for social, political, and cultural ideas and policies generated elsewhere?
Consider carefully the difference between foreign perception and domestic reality.