Live tonight: Misha Glenny on McMafia


Misha Glenny, author of McMafia, will be in conversation with the BBCs Paul Kenyon tonight at the Frontline Club. You can watch, listen and join in on our live video channel from 7.30pm UK time. I’ll send out a Twitter message as we go live – please sign up for our Twitter updates if you haven’t already – should be a fascinating talk. More on Misha below,

McMafia is a fearless, encompassing, wholly authoritative investigation of the now proven ability of organized crime worldwide to find and service markets driven by a seemingly insatiable demand for illegal wares. Whether discussing the Russian mafia, Colombian drug cartels, or Chinese labor smugglers, Misha Glenny makes clear how organized crime feeds off the poverty of the developing world, how it exploits new technology in the forms of cybercrime and identity theft, and how both global crime and terror are fueled by an identical source: the triumphant material affluence of the West.

UPDATE: Here is the recording of the interview. Please excuse the silence at the beginning 🙂