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Bianca is a freelance journalist and documentary critic. She is a regular contributor to Modern Times Review.
TRUMPISM: A guide to understanding, resisting, and recovering from the tumultuous Donald Trump presidency.

Surviving Autocracy
Author: Masha Gessen
Publisher: Riverhead Books,


(Translated from English by Google Gtranslate)

A lot has been written about Donald Trump. Not only news articles, but also books. A recent article in GEN – Medium’s publication on politics, power, and culture – featured an interview with Carlos Lozada. He is is a book critic for the Washington Post and read a total of 150 books on Trump, Trumpism, and his time in office. All this was done for a book on the topic he was writing himself. More books will for sure be written in the future, but if you should now read one and only one, Masha Gessen’s Surviving Autocracy, which came out this summer, should be it.

Surviving Autocracy-Masha Gessen-bio
Masha Gessen

Post-Soviet playbook

Drawing on their (Gessen is non-binary/trans and uses they/them pronouns) extensive knowledge and experience covering and living under Vladimir Putin’s regime, the Russian-American journalist dissects Trump’s times, his behaviour, words, and actions, to put on a comprehensive and sharp analysis of their true nature, mechanisms, and effect on American . . .

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