Guest: Keith Gessen on America’s Russia Hands and his novel A Terrible Country published by Viking.
Guest: Yasha Levine on Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet published by Public Affairs Books.
Guest: Lynn Patyk on Written in Blood: Revolutionary Terrorism and Russian Literary Culture published by the University of Wisconsin Press.
Guest: Maxim Suchkov, editor of Al-Monitor’s Russia-Mideast coverage, on Russia, Israel, Iran and Syria.
Guest: Laurence Bogoslaw on Russians on Trump: Press Coverage and Commentary published by Eastview.
Guest: Michael Idov on Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin’s Moscow published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.
My thoughts on Keith Gessen’s “The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio” as an opening salvo in the need to deconstruct the discourses of the “Russia Hand.”
Guest: Andy Willimott on Living the Revolution: Urban Communes & Soviet Socialism, 1917-1931 published Oxford University Press.
Guest: Chris Miller on Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia published by the University of North Carolina Press.
Guest: Samantha Lomb on Stalin’s Constitution: Soviet Participatory Politics and the Discussion of the 1936 Draft Constitution published by Routledge.