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Starr Forum: Strange Rebels
A book talk with Christian Caryl

Strange Rebels

Thursday, September 19, 2013

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
MIT Bldg 66-110, 25 Ames St, Cambridge (Map)

About the speaker and his book

Christian Caryl

In Strange Rebels, veteran journalist Christian Caryl shows how the world we live in today—and the problems that plague it—began to take shape in this pivotal year. 1979, he explains, saw a series of counterrevolutions against the progressive consensus that had dominated the postwar era. The year's epic upheavals embodied a startling conservative challenge to communist and socialist systems around the globe, fundamentally transforming politics and economics worldwide. Strange Rebels is a groundbreaking account of how far-flung events and disparate actors and movements gave birth to our modern age.

Christian Caryl is an American journalist who is widely published in international politics and foreign affairs. He has reported from some 50 countries and has held top posts in Moscow, Berlin, Tokyo and Washington. He is a senior fellow at the Legatum Institute in London, a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine and a senior research affiliate at the Center for International Studies at MIT. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books.

This event is free and open to the public.
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