VIRTUAL: Masha Gessen at the Hudson Library [5/17]

The Hudson Library will be hosting Masha Gessen on May 17th at 7pm. Gessen will be discussing his book, Surviving Autocracy.

*Note: this is a virtual event and you need to register to join. If you'd like to register, please click here.

 

This incisive book provides an essential guide to understanding and recovering from the calamitous corrosion of American democracy over the past few years. Thanks to the special perspective that is the legacy of a Soviet childhood and two decades covering the resurgence of totalitarianism in Russia, Masha Gessen has a sixth sense for the manifestations of autocracy—and the unique cross-cultural fluency to delineate their emergence to Americans. Gessen not only anatomizes the corrosion of the institutions and cultural norms we hoped would save us but also tells us the story of how a short few years changed us from a people who saw ourselves as a nation of immigrants to a populace haggling over a border wall, heirs to a degraded sense of truth, meaning, and possibility. Surviving Autocracy is an inventory of ravages and a call to account but also a beacon to recovery—and to the hope of what comes next.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
96 Library St.
Hudson, OH 44236
Surviving Autocracy Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593332245
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click for Details
Published: Riverhead Books - June 1st, 2021

“When Gessen speaks about autocracy, you listen. The New York Times

“A reckoning with what has been lost in the past few years and a map forward with our beliefs intact.” Interview


The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594486517
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

National Book Award winner Masha Gessen's biography of a ruthless man's ascent to near-absolute power.