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The New Yorker’s Masha Gessen knows a lot about autocratic rule. While living in Moscow, Gessen had a front row seat to Vladimir Putin’s power grab – and documented his slide into authoritarian rule in articles and an award winning book.
By 2016, Gessen had returned to the U.S. and was startled to see a newly elected leader with similar tendencies.
In a new book, “Surviving Autocracy,” Gessen retraces the last three years through that lens – and finds plenty to worry about – but also hope for our democracy.
- Masha Gessen Columnist, The New Yorker
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