Wednesday 2nd October at 6:30pm
Tickets £5.00, available over the phone on 01799 524 552 or in-store.
Join us for an evening with internationally renowned, award winning author Peter Pomerantsev; where he will be discussing his latest book ‘This Is Not Propaganda’.
When information is a weapon, everyone is at war. We live in a world of influence operations run amok, a world of dark ads, psy-ops, hacks, bots, soft facts, ISIS, Putin, trolls, Trump. We’ve lost not only our sense of peace and democracy – but our sense of what those words even mean.
As Peter Pomerantsev seeks to make sense of the disinformation age, he meets Twitter revolutionaries and pop-up populists, ‘behavioural change’ salesmen, Jihadi fan-boys, Identitarians, truth cops, and much more. Forty years after his dissident parents were pursued by the KGB, he finds the Kremlin re-emerging as a great propaganda power. His research takes him back to Russia – but the answers he finds there are surprising.
Part reportage, part intellectual adventure, This is Not Propaganda is a Pynchon-like exploration of how we can reimagine our politics and ourselves in a time where truth has been turned topsy-turvy.
There will also be a chance to discuss the book at ‘Max’s Walking Book Club’ on Sunday 29th September. Join other book lovers for a walk in the fields of Saffron Walden to discuss the book. No ticket needed and no need to reserve a place – friends, dogs and children all welcome. We’ll be setting off from the shop at 11.30 am for about an hour’s walk.