Jonathan Waterlow is a Scottish writer and podcaster. He is the author of It's Only a Joke, Comrade! Humour, Trust and Everyday Life under Stalin and has written for publications including The Times Literary Supplement, Aeon, and The Spectator. He holds a DPhil in History from the University of Oxford.
The Conspiracy on Pushkin Street: The Costs of Humor in the USSR
Jonathan Waterlow considers the high cost of humor under repressive regimes....