RealClear Radio Hour – The Perils of Putinism

18 Jan

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Putin’s Circus

January 17, 2015

Peter Pomerantsev, British TV producer and author of Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia, describes Vladimir Putin’s artistic approach to propaganda and authoritarian rule. From Putin’s immediate takeover of television and scripting of news to corporate raids and the “war” with America that originally existed only in Russian news, Pomerantsev depicts a Russian twilight zone.

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Putin’s Poisonous Presidency

January 17, 2015

Garry Kasparov, global human rights activist, former world chess champion, Chairman of the United Civil Front, and part of The Other Russia coalition, speaks out against Vladimir Putin’s increasingly authoritarian rule. Kasparov discusses the global implications of Putin’s poisonous presidency and America’s lack of leadership in response.

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