Masha Gessen © Lena Di

Masha Gessen

According to the Washington Post, Masha Gessen has written »the platonic ideal of an anti-Trump book« with 2020’s »Surviving Autocracy«. Here as well as in weekly columns for the New Yorker, Gessen analyses US-politics in unique and illuminating ways by putting them in relation to historical and contemporary developments in Russia and Europe. Born 1967 in Moscow, Gessen rose to fame with books like »The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin« (2012) and the National Book Award-winning »The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia«. Masha Gessen teaches at Bard College and lives in New York City.

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