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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, February 22

Victor Sebestyen: The Making of the Modern World

Victor Sebestyen
Chair: Sam Leith

1946 was a pivotal year in which a new world was born that shaped the second half of the 20th century: empires collapsed; new states and regimes sprang into being; national and ideological boundaries were redrawn and the Cold War was looming. Victor Sebestyen talks to Spectator literary editor Sam Leith about the consequences of the new geopolitical maps, taking us from Paris to Moscow, Washington to Jerusalem and Delhi to Shanghai.

Victor Sebestyen is a Hungarian-born journalist and author. He is a former foreign editor and media editor for The Evening Standard. His previous books include Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire.

Sam Leith is a writer, critic and journalist, currently literary editor of The Spectator. The latest of his four books is You Talkin' To Me?: Rhetoric From Aristotle To Obama.


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