Imagine democracy destroyed, Masha Gessen: 7 Lessons In Imagining the Worst

Masha Gessen describes, “7 lessons in imagining the worst.”

1. Destroying a Sense of Participation.

2. Engage in a Forever War.

3. Conspiracy Thinking.

4. Discredit the Concept of Politics.

5. Degrade Langauge.

6. Reject the Concept of History.

7. Forget About the Future.

Masha Gessen | October 20, 2017 | Griffith University | Integrity 20 |

“Just because we can’t imagine it, doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. And in fact, when we understand that we can’t imagine something, that’s the moment when we understand our limitations, and not a moment that should make us feel complacent, and certain that this thing we can’t imagine, isn’t going to happen.” Masha Gessen

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