Vineyards in Piemonte ItalyPosted by Mary Grabar, January 10, 2021: What is samizdat? I learned about it while taking a two-week writing seminar in Prague. According to Merriam-Webster it was a method "by which government-suppressed literature was clandestinely printed and distributed." This happened in the Soviet Union and "countries within its orbit." Recent events have reminded me of that lecture by a writer who had experienced such persecution and censorship. So please distribute this link via Dissident Prof and not the article or video because they are being censored and blocked by social media. Thank you.

News from Italy.

Photo credt: By Megan Mallen - Flickr: Piemonte, Italy, CC BY 2.0,