Garner shows how young Russians are bombarded with messaging that their own unique civilisation has a mission to confront an immoral west.
A strength of Garner’s book is that it is based around social-media engagement with “ordinary” Russians.
It describes not just the mechanisms used to indoctrinate kids as early as primary school but how individuals have been sucked into the Kremlin’s parallel universe.
It is hard to read it without Orwell’s doublethink or the Two Minutes Hate coming to mind.
Translation rights sold for Finnish (WSOY) and Portuguese (LeYa).