August 13, 2013 By
This week’s Glazov Gang was joined by Igor Melcuk, a Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Montreal and Member of the Royal Society of Canada. A scientist and “reluctant” Soviet dissident, he left the Soviet Union in 1977 after being expelled from the Institute of Linguistics of the Academy of Sciences because he defended Andrei Sakharov in a letter published in The New York Times.
Prof. Melcuk joined the Gang to discuss Cold War Rising. The discussion took place in Part II and focused on the hostile chess match between two deceivers-in-chief. Melcuk also shed light on The Dark World of Vladimir Putin, analyzing Russia’s dark voyage back into the world of authoritarianism and repression.
The episode went on to deconstruct Obama’s continued support of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as his bullying of and betrayal of Israel.
Melcuk also shared his thoughts on the memory and legacy of several great Russian poets and writers, including Osip Mandelshatam and Boris Pasternak.
In Part I, Melcuk discussed his own battle against the Soviet empire and gave tribute to the fight for freedom bravely conducted by Russian dissidents, including Andrei Sakharov, Vladimir Bukovsky, Valentin Turchin and many others.
To watch both parts of the two-part series, see below: