On 9/25/19, Hunter hosted this online program
This talk traced the revolutionary career of Samuil Agursky (1884-1947), a leading figure of the Evsektskiia, the Jewish section of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Generally dismissed today as a political opportunist and traitor to his people, Agursky serves as an important exemplar of many trends that roiled the Jewish world of the early 20th century. His shifting ideological loyalties, geographic mobility, and ultimate betrayal at the hands of the very system he helped to create all speak to the dizzying and fraught nature of the encounter between Jewish radicalism and Soviet state socialism.
Watch the program below.