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      Author's Talk: Mikhail Iossel in New York


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      April 1, 2019

      Monday   6:30 PM

      939 Lexington Avenue
      New York, New York

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      Author's Talk: Mikhail Iossel

      Join us for a seriously biting conversation with Mikhail Iossel and Amy Knight on Trump and Putin, American politics and Russian totalitarianism. "Mikhail Iossel is an intense and thoughtful force for decency in the world." (George Saunders). From a youth spent in the USSR to a life remade in the USA, Iossel shares the brunt of this experience on Facebook, where thousands follow his blistering, penetrating posts on Trump's America and Putin's Russia, and his pensive, eerily timely recollections of life under totalitarianism. Notes from Cyberground brings together a choice selection of Iossel's aphorisms, ranging from a few words to a few hundred. Each chapter covers a month from Election Day 2016 to summer 2018. Amy Knight, a historian of the Soviet Union and Russia who has been described by the New York Times as "the West's foremost scholar" of the KGB, is the author of six books including, most recently, Orders To Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder. She writes for the New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement,  and the Daily Beast, and she has appeared in the US on CNN, MSNBC, CBS Evening News, PBS NewsHour, Fox News, Al Jazeera, C-Span, and NPR. Q&A and book signing to follow.

      Categories: Politics & Activism

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