From the democracy's demon to Putin's Russia: a book signing event
23/02/2017 5:18 p.m.
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The Demon in Democracy (by Professor Ryszard Legutko) and The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep (by David Satter). Book signing event on February 23.
Book Signing Event
Jointly sponsored by BESTSELLERS and the Danube Institute
Time: February 23, 17-18 PM
Venue: Bestsellers, Oktober 6. utca 11, 1051 Budapest.
Professor Ryszard Legutko, a distinguished philosopher and parliamentarian signed his most recent work, “The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies”, described by one reviewer as “a polemical tour de force, that accuses Western elites of having wilfully and shamefully betrayed their intellectual tradition . His main thesis, that the increasing similarities between communism and liberal democracy are systemic even inevitable will undoubtedly stir controversy.” (Juliana Geran Pilon, The Washington Free Beacon)
Legutko, an MEP and Professor of philosophy at Jagiellonian University Krakow, is a philosopher who has translated ancient Greek texts, been a professor in the classroom and served in both elected and appointed positions in government. His experience in government combined with his history as a philosopher create a powerful analytical combination.
David Satter, a veteran correspondent and Russian specialist formerly based in Moscow is author of, “The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin”. He will be on hand to sign the book. A reviewer says, “His thesis is simple. Putin’s political career is illegitimate because it began with an appalling crime against the
Russian people.” (Maxim Marmur, The Times, U.K.)
Satter — the first journalist in the post-Soviet era to be declined legal status to remain in Russia — is also a film producer and creator of the documentary, “Age of Delirium” and a senior fellow with the Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. and also a fellow with the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Oktober 6. utca 11
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