Episode 4 - East-West relations

By The City Politics Podcast

On August 17th, 1917 American journalist John Reed set sail from New York City bound for Russia. His book Ten Days that Shook the World became a sensation by providing a first-hand account the Bolshevik Revolution and the birth of the Soviet Union. During the seven decades of this experiment in state socialism, journalists play a decisive role in shaping the public’s opinion on both sides of the Cold War divide. A legacy that continues today as geopolitical tensions between Russia, Europe, and the United States persist and are shaped by political correspondents across the world. Today we will give you the City view on East-West relations through journalism of politics and the politics of journalism. Our guests are Dina Fainberg, Lecturer in Modern History, and James Rodgers, Reader in International Journalism.

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