15 Comments on "The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108"

  • Athan

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaBought this on the back of an online recommendation but it s a bit too large to read in the tube so it was gathering dust on my shelf for the better part of a yearA month ago it was officially banned in Russia Naturally and hopefully this is representative of how others will react I was immediately overcome by an urge to drop whatever else I was reading and pick it up To say that I was very richly rewarded


  • ballettlover

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaGessen uses an innovatory approach by focusing on individuals mostly not well known and how the changes in Russia impacted them It doesn t surprise me that like many of those she writes about Gessen has moved to the USA to protect herself and her family


  • Rory Harden

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaThis is an important bookIts purpose is to explain how and why Russia returned to a state of totalitarianism despite the initial hope and democratisation of the Yeltsin period Why did the Russian people not fasten on to their new freedoms in the way that the citizens of the Baltic republics and to a lesser extent those of Ukraine d


  • Laurent Beaulieu

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaA very good book on the fall of the USSR and the new Russia lacking in democracy and freedoms Dominated by a mafia like structure corrupt and with a new Stalin This book to be understood reuires some knowledge of the Cold War and the rivalry between the super powers It is a scary look into the future and how politicians with the help of the State apparatus and the police can impose their will Very sad for Russians and one wonders what will the future hold for them once Putin is gone


  • Valerio Pastore

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaC una lucidit terribile nel racconto dell autrice nella cronaca non di un fallimento l ingresso della Russia postcomunista nella democrazia ma di una breve fase verso il ritorno su una strada pi consona al cittadino russo medio la strada della tirann


  • Nuada of the Silver Spear

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaBrilliantly written Masha Gessen tells the story of how Russia over the last 30 years missed the chance to democratize itself Told through the eyes of 7 people who lived through that era the book bridges the gap between the personal and the wider world The rise of Putin was unfortunately a logical conclusion


  • Juan Salvador Nito Irigoyen

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaThis book has become one of my favorites I read it twice an each time I learned something different Is a must read book not


  • z55z.co Customer

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaNot a particularly easy read but well worth the extra work to fully appreciate the book A history lesson well worth remembering when considering what Putin and Russia really about


  • Olga Dolgova

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaEl libro vale la pena y el servicio ha sido impecable


  • Vivian Forssman

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaA well written window into Russia in the past 30 years Masha Gessen s work is thoroughly engaging And frightening


  • Dr. Bruno Leblanc

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russiathe book was happily received


  • Frank in Arnprior

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaScarey But important to read


  • P. A. Dunne

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaPrescient


  • z55z.co Customer

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaDas Buch gibt einen sehr guten Eindruck der russischen Entwicklung von UdSSR Glasnost zum nationalistisch totalit ren Russland von heute interessant in Roman Form verpackt


  • Dr Ali Binazir

    The Future is History : How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia summary ´ 108 The Future is History , How Totalitarianism Reclaimed RussiaWhen I looked up The Future Is History on and saw the 1 star reviews left by obvious trolls I just knew this book had to be dangerously good So I bought it immediately I had read several of Gessen s meticulous and eye opening New Yorker pieces but this book takes it to a whole new levelGessen tells the story through seven dramatis personae each both regular in that their experiences exemplified the experiences of millions of others and extraordinary intelligent passionate introspective able to tell their stories vividly They give first person accounts of the everyday ordeal of surviving true to oneself in Russia Like Zhanna daughter of popular opposition politician