Revolution in the Air: The Arab Spring and a World in Motion

October 27, 2011
7:30 PM
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

Ali will be launching and signing copies of

On History: Tariq Ali and Oliver Stone in Conversation
Oliver Stone and Tariq Ali
Haymarket Books

In working together on two challenging new documentaries—South of the Border and the forthcoming 13-part, 13-hour Untold History of the United States series for Showtime—filmmaker Oliver Stone engaged with author and filmmaker Tariq Ali in a probing, hard-hitting conversation on the politics of history. Their dialogue brings to light a number of forgotten—or deliberately buried—episodes of American history, from the U.S. intervention against the Russian Revolution, to the dynamic radicalism of the Wobblies, how Henry Wallace’s nomination for the vice-presidency was deliberately thwarted by Democratic Party machine insiders, to the ongoing close connections between various U.S. presidents and the Saudi royal family. For Stone and Ali—two of our most insightful observers on history and popular culture—no topic is sacred, no orthodoxy goes unchallenged.

Sponsored by Haymarket Books
Funded by Lannan Foundation


Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 North Lincoln Avenue | Chicago, IL 60614
Administration: 773.549.5788
Tickets: 773.871.3000

Directions and Parking

For more information, contact:

Sarah Macaraeg
Haymarket Books
773-583-7884 (p)
312-315-8476 (c)