Book Launch: No Country for Idealists
St Kilda, Boonwurrung Country, 112 Acland St, St Kilda 3182
Join Jeff Sparrow to celebrate the launch of Boris Frankel's No Country for Idealists.
This book is a dramatic account of the making of a family of 'subversives' in Australia and the USSR during the Cold War. It also captures the texture of everyday life in Australia and Russia, with humour and insight. Importantly, it is much more than a tale of dreams and deceptions. It is an unflinching chronicle of love and courage in the face of concerted opposition by both the Menzies' authoritarian government of 'illiberal democracy' and the Soviet dictatorship. Above all, it is a story of idealism, illusions, resistance, and radicalisation. No other Australian family went through the extraordinary experiences detailed in this unconventional historical memoir.
Free, but bookings are essential.
Please book here.