Ian Buruma on his new book ‘Year Zero: A History of 1945’

Ian Buruma on his new book ‘Year Zero: A History of 1945’
Ian Buruma on his new book ‘Year Zero: A History of 1945’

Ian Buruma on his new book ‘Year Zero: A History of 1945’

Ian Buruma is a famed intellectual, academic and journalist. His recent book, Year Zero: A History of 1945 and collection of essays, Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War, delineate the nexus between literature, art and war surrounding World War II Germany and Japan. Film contributor Milos Stehlik of Facets Multimedia, sat down with Buruma for a thoughtful conversation on how art and imperialism merge - past and present. Buruma is also a contributor for the New York Review of Books, New York Times Magazine, New Yorker Magazine and the Financial Times. (photo: Ian Buruma, Photo Copyright Michael Childers)