Town Hall Seattle and Seattle University Present– Masha Gessen with Jill Dougherty: “The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia”
October 8, 2017 @ 5:30 PM
Join Town Hall Seattle and Seattle University as Masha Gessen (Vladimir Putin’s biographer) reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia has surrendered to a more virulent and seemingly invincible new strain of autocracy and discusses her new book. Following the lives of four people born at the time of what promised to be the dawn of democracy in Russia, The Future of History charts how the machinations of Russia’s new regime would crush them all.
The book is a cautionary tale for our time, and for all time. Gessen is a Russian-American journalist who wrote Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin and gives an unparalleled understanding of the forces that wrack Russia and the world. Gessen will be in conversation with Jill Dougherty, who served as a CNN correspondent for three decades, with an expertise in the post-Soviet region. She was CNN’s White House correspondent from 1991-1996.