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  • emSurviving Autocracyem
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    Surviving Autocracy

    New Yorker staff writer Masha Gessen provided her take on life in the U.S. since the election of President Trump. This event was hosted by Politics and Prose bookstore.

  • 2017 National Book Awards
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    2017 National Book Awards

    Book TV presented coverage of the 68th annual National Book Awards, which included awards for non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. Also, honored was novelist Annie…

  • emNew York Review of Booksem Contributors on Immigration
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    New York Review of Books Contributors on Immigration

    Contributors to the New York Review of Books talked about immigration. Panelists included Masha Gessen, author of The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia; Yasmine El…

  • Masha Gessen Delivers Arthur Miller Lecture
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    2017 Arthur Miller Lecture

    Author Masha Gessen delivered the Arthur Miller Lecture followed by an interview with Samantha Bee as part of the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival. Ms. Gessen books include The Future is…

  • Panel Discussion on Terrorism
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    Panel Discussion on Terrorism

    Authors talked about terrorism, Islamophobia, and the war on terror. Panelists included Masha Gessen, author of The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy; Moustafa Bayoumi, author of This Muslim…

  • Masha Gessen on emThe Brothersem
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    The Brothers

    Masha Gessen talked about her book The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy, in which she reports on the lead-up to the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, and examines the…

  • emWords Will Break Cementem
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    Words Will Break Cement

    Moscow-based journalist Masha Gessen talked about her book, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot, in which she profiles the feminist punk rock collective, Pussy Riot, whose criticism of Russian…

  • emThe Man Without a Face The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putinem
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    The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

    Masha Gessen, a journalist based in Moscow, talked about the rise and continued influence of Vladimir Putin in Russia. She presented a portrait of a ruthless politician underestimated by friends and enemies…

  • Propaganda Around the World
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    Propaganda Around the World

    In the first panel, “Propaganda Then and Now: What Orwell Did and Didn’t Know,” the panelists discussed the history of propaganda and deceptive political speech. Andras Szanto edited What Orwell Didn’t Know. Masha…