Thursday, December 14, 2017

On the top of my list of books to read / The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, by Masha Gessen

"Putin and Trump are 'a new generation of monsters' claims journalist, Masha Gessen.  In her new book, she argues the totalitarianism has gripped Russia again and discusses whether something similar could happen in the U.S." (from Channel 4 news on Facebook)


dritanje said...

Yes, definitely one to put on my list. I've been reading a lot about Russia lately. Other ones you might be interested in are Gary Kasparov's Winter is Coming & Peter Pomarentsev's Nothing is real but Everything is Possible, particularly the latter one. Thanks for this! M

am said...

Thanks for the additional book recommendations, Morelle!

Colette said...

Russia has a long, long history of totalitarianism and mind-numbing terror. I'm not sure they have a chance in the near future. My sincere hope is that it won't happen here because we have a different history, and we won't let it happen. I hope I'm right.