by Cunningham, Darryl / Graphic Novels
Published by Myriad Editions 16 Sept 2021
Paperback / 144 pages
Darryl will be joining us online on Wed 22 Sept at 7pm (UK time) to discuss Putin’s Russia: The Rise of a Dictator. You can get a copy of the book and access to the online event here.
Author of more than six acclaimed graphic novels and well-known for his economical drawing and clear, explanatory narrative, Cunningham shows how the West and its leaders have been culpable in aiding Putin’s rise – Obama being a particular example. Areas covered include Brexit and Trump; the crackdown on human rights, especially on homosexuality in Russia; and the poisonings-among them, journalist Anna Politkovskaya in Russia, Alexander Litvinenko in London, Sergei Skripal in Salisbury.
By putting all these events into a timeline, Cunningham aims to show that Putin is opportunistic rather than the master manipulator people make him out to be: ‘He’s essentially a gangster and not a particularly smart one. We need to demythologise Putin if we are to beat him.’