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The Invention of Russia : The Rise of Putin and the Age of Fake News
by Arkady Ostrovsky


Overview - WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE
WINNER OF THE CORNELIUS RYAN AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE
FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

"Fast-paced and excellently written...much needed, dispassionate and eminently readable." -- New York Times

"Filled with sparkling prose and deep analysis." - The Wall Street Journal

The breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of optimism around the world, but Russia today is actively involved in subversive information warfare, manipulating the media to destabilize its enemies.  Read more...


 
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More About The Invention of Russia by Arkady Ostrovsky
 
 
 
Overview
WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE
WINNER OF THE CORNELIUS RYAN AWARD
FINALIST FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE
FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

"Fast-paced and excellently written...much needed, dispassionate and eminently readable." --New York Times

"Filled with sparkling prose and deep analysis." -The Wall Street Journal

The breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of optimism around the world, but Russia today is actively involved in subversive information warfare, manipulating the media to destabilize its enemies. How did a country that embraced freedom and market reform 25 years ago end up as an autocratic police state bent once again on confrontation with America? A winner of the Orwell Prize, The Invention of Russia reaches back to the darkest days of the cold war to tell the story of Russia's stealthy and largely unchronicled counter revolution.

A highly regarded Moscow correspondent for the Economist, Arkady Ostrovsky comes to this story both as a participant and a foreign correspondent. His knowledge of many of the key players allows him to explain the phenomenon of Valdimir Putin - his rise and astonishing longevity, his use of hybrid warfare and the alarming crescendo of his military interventions. One of Putin's first acts was to reverse Gorbachev's decision to end media censorship and Ostrovsky argues that the Russian media has done more to shape the fate of the country than its politicians. Putin pioneered a new form of demagogic populism --oblivious to facts and aggressively nationalistic - that has now been embraced by Donald Trump. In his new paperback preface, Ostrovsky will explore how Putin influenced the US election, the Trump Putin access, and will consider how Putin's methods - weaponizing the media and serving up fake news - came to enter American politics.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780399564178
  • ISBN-10: 0399564179
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: July 2017
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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Books > History > Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Books > Political Science > World - Russian & Former Soviet Union
Books > History > Modern - 20th Century

 
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