Today, Jeremi and Zachary discuss the significance and legacy of Mikhail Gorbachev and his political career with professor, author, and political scientist Dr. William Taubman.
Zachary reads his poem, “What Mikhail Thought of.”
William Taubman is the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus at Amherst College. He is one of the foremost experts on Russia in the United States, and the author of numerous prize-winning books, including: Khrushchev: The Man and His Era , which won the Pulitzer Prize, and Gorbachev: His Life and Times, published in 2017.
This episode of This is Democracy was mixed and mastered by Morgan Honaker.
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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.
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