Living history

futureIn The Future Is History, Gessen traces the rise of Russia’s mafia state through the follows the lives of  people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy.  The Soviet regime had fallen and they came of age with newfound aspirations  as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers,  and artists. Unfortunately, their hopes collided with the reemergence of the autocracy under Putin, and they now find themselves in a “landscape of endlessly shifting signposts”.  Although the focus is on critics of the new regime, Geseen also she gives at least equal time to the “the aggressively obedient majority”, whose deepest yearning was to ‘make their country great again.’

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s