Guest: Ian Buruma is a leading writer about recent history, politics, human rights, democracy, and international affairs. He is a prolific author of major books, including, among many others: Year Zero; Occidentalism; and The Wages of Guilt. Ian’s most recent book is: The Churchill Complex: The Curse of Being Special, From Winston and FDR to Trump and Brexit
On this episode, Ian Buruma discusses the lasting legacy of Winston Churchill as it relates to our current political climate.
To set the scene, Zachary reads his poem entitled, “The Greeks have Seceded from the Continent.”
About This is Democracy
The future of democracy is uncertain, but we are committed to its urgent renewal today. This podcast will draw on historical knowledge to inspire a contemporary democratic renaissance. The past offers hope for the present and the future, if only we can escape the negativity of our current moment — and each show will offer a serious way to do that! This podcast will bring together thoughtful voices from different generations to help make sense of current challenges and propose positive steps forward. Our goal is to advance democratic change, one show at a time. Dr. Jeremi Suri, a renowned scholar of democracy, will host the podcast and moderate discussions.