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The Resource Surviving autocracy, Masha Gessen

Surviving autocracy, Masha Gessen

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Surviving autocracy
Title
Surviving autocracy
Statement of responsibility
Masha Gessen
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An analysis of the destruction the Trump administration has waged on our institutions, the cultural norms we hoped would save us, and our very sense of identity"--
  • In the run-up to the 2016 election, Masha Gessen stood out from other journalists for the ability to convey the ominous significance of Donald Trump's speech and behavior, unprecedented in a national candidate. Within forty-eight hours of his victory, the essay "Autocracy: Rules for Survival" had gone viral, and Gessen's coverage of his norm-smashing presidency became essential reading for a citizenry struggling to wrap their heads around the unimaginable. Thanks to the special perspective that is the legacy of a Soviet childhood and two decades covering the resurgence of totalitarianism in Russia, Gessen has a sixth sense for signs of autocracy--and the unique cross-cultural fluency to delineate its emergence to Americans. This incisive book provides an indispensable overview of the calamitous trajectory of the past few years. Gessen not only highlights the corrosion of the media, the judiciary, and the cultural norms we hoped would save us but also tells us the story of how a short few years have 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 but also a beacon to recovery--or to enduring, and resisting, an ongoing assault
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10895443
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Gessen, Masha
Dewey number
973.933
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trump, Donald
  • Authoritarianism
  • Dictatorship
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • Trump, Donald
  • Authoritarianism
  • Dictatorship
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • United States
Label
Surviving autocracy, Masha Gessen
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mueller did not save us
  • Institutions have not saved us
  • Words have meaning, or they ought to
  • The power lie
  • The tweet trap
  • Normalization is (almost) unavoidable
  • Resisting Trump's war on the media
  • How politics dies
  • A white male supremacist president
  • "Throwing off the mask of hypocrisy"
  • What do we call it?
  • The antipolitics of fear
  • Confronting civil society
  • The power of moral authority
  • Who is "us"? And who are we?
  • Waiting for the Reichstag fire
  • The Styrofoam president
  • We could call it a kakistocracy
  • We could call it corruption
  • We could call it aspirational autocracy
  • We could pretend he is an alien, or call it the government of destruction
  • The death of dignity
Control code
on1137807208
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780593188934
Lccn
2020003180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1137807208
Label
Surviving autocracy, Masha Gessen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mueller did not save us
  • Institutions have not saved us
  • Words have meaning, or they ought to
  • The power lie
  • The tweet trap
  • Normalization is (almost) unavoidable
  • Resisting Trump's war on the media
  • How politics dies
  • A white male supremacist president
  • "Throwing off the mask of hypocrisy"
  • What do we call it?
  • The antipolitics of fear
  • Confronting civil society
  • The power of moral authority
  • Who is "us"? And who are we?
  • Waiting for the Reichstag fire
  • The Styrofoam president
  • We could call it a kakistocracy
  • We could call it corruption
  • We could call it aspirational autocracy
  • We could pretend he is an alien, or call it the government of destruction
  • The death of dignity
Control code
on1137807208
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780593188934
Lccn
2020003180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1137807208

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