Stalin’s World: Geopolitics and Power
A discussion with Stephen Kotkin, John P. Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, and David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker.
Stephen Kotkin in Conversation with David RemnickStephen Kotkin is the John P. Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1989. He is also a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He directs Princetons Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies program. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, among other publications, and is the author of several books, including Uncivil Society, Armageddon Averted, and Magnetic Mountain. His Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 was published in November 2014.David Remnick has been editor of The New Yorker since 1998 and a staff writer since 1992. Remnick began his reporting career as a staff writer at the Washington Post in 1982. In 1988, he started a four-year tenure as a Washington Post Moscow correspondent, an experience that formed the basis of his 1993 book on the former Soviet Union, Lenins Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire. In 1994, Lenins Tomb received both the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and a George Polk Award for excellence in journalism. Remnick has contributed to The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, Esquire, and The New Republic. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and has taught at Princeton, where he received his B.A., in 1981, and at Columbia.
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