Professor emeritus, University of Glasgow Michael Kirkwood continues with a series of articles about the life and works of the brilliant postwar Russian philosopher, author, and dissident, Alexander Zinoviev. In this extract from his autobiography, obvious parallels are drawn between the state of the gerontocratic Brezhnevian Soviet Union and that of the polis in today’s so called ‘free world’.
Zinoviev defected to the West, but later regretted it and recanted his anti-Soviet activities. This is a very interesting and enlightening excerpt of his. – PC