Surviving Autocracy MOBI Ô Hardcover

Surviving Autocracy The Platonic ideal of the anti Trump Trump book The Washington Post An indispensable voice of and for this moment Timothy Snyder, author of On TyrannyA bestselling, National Book Award winning journalist s essential guide to understanding, resisting, and recovering from the ravages of our tumultuous timesIn the run up to theelection, Masha Gessen stood out from other journalists for the ability to convey the ominous significance of Donald Trump s speech and behavior, unprecedented in a national candidate Within forty eight hours of his victory, the essay Autocracy Rules for Survival had gone viral, and Gessen s coverage of his norm smashing presidency became essential reading for a citizenry struggling to wrap their heads around the unimaginable Thanks to the special perspective that is the legacy of a Soviet childhood and two decades covering the resurgence of totalitarianism in Russia, Gessen has a sixth sense for signs of autocracy and the unique cross cultural fluency to delineate its emergence to Americans This incisive book provides an indispensable overview of the calamitous trajectory of the past few years Gessen not only highlights the corrosion of the media, the judiciary, and the cultural norms we hoped would save us but also tells us the story of how a short few years have changed us, from a people who saw ourselves as a nation of immigrants to a populace haggling over a border wall, heirs to a degraded sense of truth, meaning, and possibility Surviving Autocracy is an inventory of ravages but also a beacon to recovery or to enduring, and resisting, an ongoing assault


About the Author: Masha Gessen

Masha Gessen born 1967 is an American Russian journalist, translator, and nonfiction author They identify as non binary and use they them pronouns Born into an Ashkenazi Jewish family in Russia, in 1981 they moved with their family to the United States to escape anti Semitism They returned in 1991 to Moscow, where they worked as a journalist, and covered Russian military activities during the Chechen Wars In 2013, they were publicly threatened by prominent Russian politicians for their political activism and were forced to leave Russia for the United States.They write in both Russian and English, and has contributed to The New Republic, New Statesman, Granta and Slate Gessen is a staff writer at The New Yorker, covering international politics, Russia, LGBT rights, and gender issues.



10 thoughts on “Surviving Autocracy

  1. says:

    I really enjoyed this examination of the Trump era, through the lens of Masha Gessen a woman who was a journalist in Russia through the rise of Putin.I largely find keeping up with Trump news a pointless exercise, because anyone who has the power to remove him seems happy to act as a malignant cancer on the world However, Masha reframes the argument through the changing language and media coverage pulling our discour


  2. says:

    Fool disclosure I have been Masha Gessen s fan for a long time, and this book fits with my worldview and politics to a T So my review is very biased I really like how she summarizes and crystallizes events of recent history Not that I did not know how horrendous Trump has been for the US and the world, of course, I knew all of it I have resisted his rule by marching, joining FB groups, signing petitions, voting etc Nev


  3. says:

    After reading several books on the subject of the Trump administration andbroadly, American autocracy , I am faced with the fact that I feel like I know less No book agrees on the reasoning for the Trump s administrations actions, let alone intentions.Compare


  4. says:

    I cannot recommend Masha Gessen s Surviving Autocracy enough Gessen unpacks why we feel complacent it s hard not to since the last election It is imperative that we overcome this complacency and push this racist, homophobic, fascist P.O.S out of office in November Gessen s book made me feel like I had reclaimed my sanity Reclaim yours.


  5. says:

    Masha Gessen is a journalist who s covered Putin for decades, so she knows autocracy In Surviving Autocracy, Ms Gessen focuses on Trump and the post 2016 United States She pulls no punches and offers insightful analysis about recent events.I ve read several books by Ms Gessen and found them all to be intelligent and enlightening.Highly recommended.


  6. says:

    Thanks to Riverhead Books and Edelweiss for sharing this ARC Masha Gessen really nailed it I m not much for politics and haven t read too many Trump focused books because I found that a frustrating and unappealing topic I picked this up mainly due to author recognition But it was great Ms Gessen s explanations of things that have been happening since Trump was elected were insightful and inciteful My only quibble is that there


  7. says:

    very disappointing essentially a comprehensive catalogue of Trump s political misdeeds.and not much else.


  8. says:

    Russian born award winning author, journalist, and public intellectual, Masha Gessen is known as an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin In this book, some parallels are drawn between Putin and President Trump Using the ideas of Hungarian sociologist B lint Magyar, Gessen notes that autocracy comes in stages the attempt, the breakthrough, and the consolidation The upheaval we are experiencing now actually works well for an autocrati


  9. says:

    The first shocking thing about Surviving Autocracy an utterly of the moment book released in early June which begins with events in March and Trump s catastrophic handling of COVID 19 is that it s already dated What would Gessen make of the George Floyd protests, Trump s comment to governors to dominate protestors, or peaceful protestors being tear gassed to facilitate a photo op of Trump holding a Bible The thesis of this book that


  10. says:

    This is an amazing, breathtakingly beautiful and important book A brilliant analysis of what is going on in the United States and a sincere warning that democracy might be lost for good if Donald Trump is reelected Gessen speaks about the importance of language and wording and shows why even the opposition and the media from the New York Times to CNN and MSNBC have contributed to create the dangerous situation the US are in right now


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