Tuesday, October 3, 7 PM
Unbound at BAM:
Book Launch: Masha Gessen presents The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia
In conversation with David Remnick
At Peter Jay Sharp Building (part of the Unbound series)
Tickets start at $25 (event only); $45 with book
Award-winning Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen celebrates the release of her latest book, The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia. In this cautionary tale for our time, Gessen chronicles the last three decades of Russia’s devolution into a frightening retro-totalitarian state run by a leader with an iron fist. Told through the stories of several Russians who have lived through this pivotal era, The Future Is History documents the swift erosion of democracy and offers an illuminating, in-depth perspective on daily life under a regime that has turned on its own people. Gessen discusses her work and her new book with David Remnick, editor-in-chief of The New Yorker.