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“The Reddest of the Blacks”


For the past several months, I’ve been researching the life of Lovett Fort-Whiteman. Here’s a short film I made about his eventual arrest and death in Stalinist Russia.

The Life and Times of Mikhail Gorbachev

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Guest:

William Taubman is the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Amherst College. He’s the author of many books, most notably of Khrushchev: The Man and His Era which won a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His new book is Gorbachev: His Life and Times is published by Norton. For more on Taubman’s work visit williamtaubmanbooks.com.

Music:

The Dramatics, “Get Up and Get Down,” Roots of Hip Hop, 2003.