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Why we can’t agree to disagree about Donald Trump

Call a racist a racist argues a new book

Not presidential: Donald Trump Credit: ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

Not presidential: Donald Trump Credit: ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

“Crazy” and “idiotic” are some of the words often bandied about in polite conversation when describing Donald Trump. But what if these words are excusing a president who recently shared with his 83m Twitter followers a video featuring an elderly man shouting “white power”? This is the reality journalist Masha Gessen masterfully tackles in Surviving Autocracy.

Gessen’s 25 years reporting on authoritarian regimes has taught the journalist something:  ignoring a tyrant will see you damned. The…

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