Joseph Weisberg’s e-book Russia Upside Down began with a lecture he by no means gave. The Individuals showrunner labored briefly within the CIA, the place his fascination with, and analysis about, Russia started. Nonetheless, the lecture can be on counterintelligence, which wasn’t his discipline of experience.
As a substitute of throwing away his Russia notes for the canceled class, he determined to jot down a e-book about it. And his stance is evident: Russia is just not as unhealthy as we expect it’s.
“I learn this e-book by a man who had been a KGB officer and his e-book was about him and his associates [in the] KGB,” he tells Molly Jong-Quick on this bonus episode of The New Abnormal. “And so they sounded precisely like me and my associates from the CIA.”