Welcome to the Radical Roots of Ethnic Studies, a series of the Dissidents Podcast, with your co-hosts, Jennifer Richmond and Brandy Shufutinsky. In this series we explore the radical roots of liberated ethnic studies, how extreme ideology is infiltrating our schools with the aim to indoctrinate instead of educate, and our search for solutions to empower parents, teachers and students, giving them the tools to embrace inquiry and to express their individuality.


This week we speak with Izabella Tabarovsky, a Soviet Jewish Immigrant who has dedicated her research to exploring the spread of Soviet propaganda throughout the modern world. In this podcast she shares with the Soviet origins of antisemitic & anti-zionist propaganda & tropes, both the right & left’s adoption of these ideologies, its influence in today’s American media landscape and education system, and how Hamas used the same protocols put forth by the Russians and subsequently the Nazis to justify a Jewish genocide.


Coalition for Empowered Education


Institute for Liberal Values


Podcast Notes:


The Protocols of the Elders of Zion


Potemkin Village


Find out more about Izabella, a Senior Advisor at the Wilson Center, and see her most recent media interviews.


⁠How Soviet Propaganda Informs Contemporary Left Anti-Zionism⁠, Izabella Tabarovsky for Tablet Magazine


Let Russian Jews Lead, Izabella Tabarovsky for Tablet Magazine


The Cult of ‘Antizionism’, Izabella Tabarovsky for Tablet Magazine


Read Izabella’s Afterword for Letters in Black & White