I Have to Ask

I Have to Ask: The Masha Gessen Edition

How Putin’s regime operates and what people don’t understand about autocrats.

Masha Gessen

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Masha Gessen is a journalist, activist, and author of the new book The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia. She sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss how Vladimir Putin exercises control over Russia and why Trump’s chaotic governing style could still lead to autocracy.

Email: ask@slate.com
Twitter: @IHaveToAskPod

Podcast production by Audrey Dilling.