Masha Gessen is the author of The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2017. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker. (February 2018)
The Styrofoam Presidency
Many hoped Trump’s aesthetics were not a reflection of his entire political self, but merely a style that could be dropped when the occasion demanded it. But when the inauguration came, Trump trampled on some of the most hallowed public rituals of American power.
January 24, 2017
Visible and Vicious in Russia
Human Rights in Russia: Citizens and the State from Perestroika to Putin
by Mary McAuley
January 14, 2016 issue