The Putin Interviews: Oliver Stone Interviews Vladimir Putin
by Oliver Stone
- Politics & Law, Society & Culture
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Oliver Stone secured what journalists, news organizations, and world leaders have coveted: extended access to Russian leader Vladimir Putin. No topics are off limits in more than two dozen interviews, spanning two years from Stone's trips to meet with Edward Snowden in Moscow, to the election of Trump.
Prodded by Stone, Putin discusses relations between the U.S. and Russia, allegations of election interference, and Russia's involvement in conflicts across the globe. Putin speaks of his rise to power and his relationships with four U.S. presidents. The exchanges are personal, provocative-at times, surreal.
"If Vladimir Putin is indeed the great enemy of the United States," Stone says, "then at least we should try to understand him."
Companion to the June 2017 Showtime documentary
"Oliver Stone's unprecedented interviews with Vladimir Putin will be a revelation to anyone influenced by the mass media's years of demonizing Russia's leader. The discussions in this book range from the personal to the political, from Russia to America, from little-known episodes to today's international headlines. The Putin who emerges is deeply committed to Russia's national interests, but in ways that should make him America's essential national security partner-not, as is so often insisted, its ‘No. 1 enemy.' Indeed, anyone concerned by the many crises afflicting our world today should seize this opportunity to hear directly from the most consequential national leader of the early twenty-first century."-Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies & Politics, New York University and Princeton University
"[A] desperately-needed antidote to the anti-Russia hysteria gripping the US. When one takes the opportunity to spend time with Vladimir Putin through the interviews, one cannot help but see his humanity, intelligence, and complete lack of antipathy towards the US. Indeed, Putin constantly refers to the US as a ‘partner,' and, in a humorous twist, frequently chides Stone for being too critical of the United States. After reading this book, one will wonder why we cannot view Russia in turn as a partner and a friend, especially at a time when our country is so in need of both."-Daniel Kovalik, labor and human rights lawyer and the author of The Plot to Scapegoat Russia
About the Author
Academy Award-winning Oliver Stone has written and directed over 25 feature films and 6 documentaries. Some have been at deep odds with conventional myth-films such as Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Nixon, and Untold History of the United States.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||June 16, 2017|