‘Continue Panicking’: Samantha Bee’s Interview with Journalist Masha Gessen

On Inauguration Day, one of the most talked about TV interviews is Samantha Bee’s interview with lesbian Jewish journalist Masha Gessen. “Really it’s the nuclear holocaust I’m worried about,” Gessen said

One of my essay selections for Longreads Best of 2016 was by Masha Gessen, the Russian-American journalist and author of 2016’s The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, whose “Autocracy: Rules for Survival” in the New York Review of Books revealed in stark terms what happens when an autocrat takes power.