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The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

de Masha Gessen

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WINNER OF THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTION FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS  WINNER OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY'S HELEN BERNSTEIN BOOK AWARD   NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWLOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POSTBOSTON GLOBESEATTLE TIMESCHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, NEWSWEEK, PASTE, and POP SUGAR The essential journalist and bestselling biographer of Vladimir Putin reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy.  Award-winning journalist Masha Gessen's understanding of the events and forces that have wracked Russia in recent times is unparalleled. In The Future Is History, Gessen follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own--as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers, sexual and social beings.  Gessen charts their paths against the machinations of the regime that would crush them all, and against the war it waged on understanding itself, which ensured the unobstructed reemergence of the old Soviet order in the form of today's terrifying and seemingly unstoppable mafia state. Powerful and urgent, The Future Is History is a cautionary tale for our time and for all time.… (més)
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Áhugaverð bók. Gessen lýsir þróun síðustu ára í Rússlandi frá falli Sovétríkjanna allt fram á okkar daga. Til viðbótar þessu yfirliti fylgir hún eftir nokkrum einstaklingum sem fæddust hrunárið 1991 og upplifðu ólguna í samfélaginu fyrstu árin eftir hrun Sovétríkjanna og hvernig Putin og klíka hans snéri við lýðræðisþróuninni og kom á mafíu/harðstjórnarríki. Gessen leitast einnig við að skilgreina og útskýra hvernig samfélagið í Rússlandi er í dag og hvers vegna Rússar hafa látið þessar breytingar yfir sig ganga. Gefur fína innsýn í ólgandi samfélag í mótun. ( )
  SkuliSael | Apr 28, 2022 |
This is an amazingly insightful book about Russia, from the end of the Soviet era to the near present, charting the rise of Putin's increasingly authoritarian mafia state through the stories of several characters living through this period. What especially struck me was how many parallels there are between Putin's twisted belief system pairing Russian nationalism and Orthodox Christianity mixed with toxic masculinity, including his chosen enemies (liberalism, gays, imaginary pedophiles), and the US Christian nationalist radical movement that has overtaken the Republican party. It's certainly timely reading.
  bfister | Mar 27, 2022 |
I felt a bit dissatisfied after finishing the book. My understanding of the Russian mindset wasn't especially enhanced, and part of the reason was that Gessen's subjects aren't the ones we should be talking to: They're urban activists' children or activists themselves, not the folks who have been shepherded to the Putin cult, who were disillusioned enough with the collapse and chaos of the privatization of the 1990s to devote themselves to a strongman. Gessen explains Putin's rise with an exiled eye, so that it seemed like by the time the narrative arrived at the mid-2000s she was going through the motions of history, without expressing what I would imagine was the euphoria of a rising economy, renewed stability, national reawakening that may have propelled Putin to his current level of popularity. Yes, those things were discussed and assumed, but she didn't give them any credibility as legitimate political motivations.

The parallels to America (and other countries in the West) are uncanny. The clearest example was Dugin, a character Gessen follows throughout the book, who plays the role of the Russian Steve Bannon, a nationalist Russian supremacist with a hankering for civilizational conflict and minority suppression and with much more influence than should be okay. And yet as clear as those parallels were, I still feel like I don't understand the facts on the ground in Russia, the political trends. By the end of the book especially, Gessen just hammered on the cycle of activists demonstrating in the Maidan, being systematically surveilled, jailed, assassinated, repeat - not that this isn't happening, but it felt disembodied from the long-term narrative of the Russian body politic.

I also wish it had discussed the assassinations of journalists and former spies, the entrance to the Syrian war, etc. Overall, though, the book was impressive and fascinating.
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  Gadi_Cohen | Sep 22, 2021 |
Gessen tries to tell the tale of the past 30 years of Russia through the stories of several people who lived through the transition, mostly as children. Her stated goal is to try to show both the outside and inside--the personal experience (especially as the youngsters grow up and become politically active) and the broader picture. It's fascinating, but sometimes feels a little disjointed--there's so much ground here to cover. ( )
  arosoff | Jul 11, 2021 |
Through the lives of four of its citizens, Masha Gessen shows the reader the political morphing of modern Russia. The book begins with the fall of the Soviet Bloc, meanders through the country’s brief flirtation with a more liberal political system before finally falling into step with the totalitarian methods of its current leaders.

This is more than a modern history lesson. Gessen makes good use of her characters allowing the reader to see how universalities such as personal relationships, employment, accommodation, personal liberties, and the availability of common commodities are affected as the structure of government changes. Through the lives of her four central characters, their families, friends, and associates, Gessen also examines the Russian psyche during the post-Soviet era, the use of disinformation and propaganda, corruption, and the legal system.

This is not a book that I wished to finish quickly. I found greater satisfaction in reading a section and then spending a bit of time digesting and reflecting upon what I’d read. Overall, I quite enjoyed Gessen’s book as her real characters allow the reader to peer into a society which defines Kafkaesque. Not only did I find it illuminating, but the book also made me reflect upon the use of disinformation and propaganda (particularly in relation to social media) by not just Russia, but also western governments. If you are interested in the history and politics of Russia then I would consider reading The Future Is History. ( )
  dwhatson | Jul 30, 2020 |
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WINNER OF THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTION FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS  WINNER OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY'S HELEN BERNSTEIN BOOK AWARD   NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWLOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POSTBOSTON GLOBESEATTLE TIMESCHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, NEWSWEEK, PASTE, and POP SUGAR The essential journalist and bestselling biographer of Vladimir Putin reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy.  Award-winning journalist Masha Gessen's understanding of the events and forces that have wracked Russia in recent times is unparalleled. In The Future Is History, Gessen follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own--as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers, sexual and social beings.  Gessen charts their paths against the machinations of the regime that would crush them all, and against the war it waged on understanding itself, which ensured the unobstructed reemergence of the old Soviet order in the form of today's terrifying and seemingly unstoppable mafia state. Powerful and urgent, The Future Is History is a cautionary tale for our time and for all time.

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