Surviving Autocracy (Paperback)Masha Gessen (author)
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From the author of The Man Without a Face and The Future Is History comes a shrewd and compelling dissection of Trumpism and the myriad of ways it has affected American society, endangering its fundamental values.
Many of us were consumed by news cycles reporting on Trump's latest astonishing policy or declaration, and the overwhelming sense we had was one of confusion and incredulity - how could this be happening?
Surviving Autocracy provides an indispensable overview of the calamitous trajectory of the past few years. Drawing on her Soviet childhood and two decades covering the resurgence of totalitarianism in Russia, acclaimed New Yorker journalist and prize-winning author Masha Gessen links together seemingly disparate elements of Trump's regime to offer a roadmap for understanding Trump's approach, policies and ultimate aims.
Highlighting an inventory of ravages to liberal democracy, including the corrosion of the media, the justice system and cultural norms, she posits that America is in the throws of an autocratic attempt. Gessen's penetrating analysis offers a new political discourse to replace that which has been so thoroughly degraded, and with it, a clearer path to action.
Manifesto-like, Surviving Autocracy is threaded with solutions to the current situation, such as developing a political language that encompasses autocratic impulses, a more agile and honest media, and a visionary moral politics to counter Trump's extraordinary on-going assault.
Publisher: Granta Books
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
'An indispensable voice of and for this moment' - Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny
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