Peter Pomerantsev, Keith Darden & Nicholas Cull
Vladimir Putin’s Russia has devised a post modern propaganda designed to undermine truth itself.
While every country puts the best possible face on events, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has devised a post modern propaganda designed to undermine truth itself. In the next “Truth Politics and Power” host Neal Conan discusses the Russian state’s wide scale use of blackmail known as “kompromat,” managed democracy and non-linear warfare. Plus a conversation on information agencies operated by the US in both world wars and the cold war.
Peter Pomerantsev is a London based journalist who was previously a television producer in Moscow. He’s the author of Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia. He’s also written for the Atlantic, the Financial Times and Foreign Policy. @peterpomeranzev
Keith Darden is an Associate Professor in the School of International Service at American University. He’s the author of the forthcoming Kompromat: A Users Guide to Political Blackmail.
Nicholas Cull is a Professor of Public Diplomacy and the Director of the Master of Public Policy Program at the University of Southern California. He’s the author of The Decline and Fall of the United States Information Agency, American Public Diplomacy, 1989-2001 and the co-editor of Propaganda and Mass Persuasion, a Historical Encyclcopedia, 1500 to the Present. @NickCul