Don’t Fight Their Lies with Lies of Your Own

As a Russian and American journalist, Masha Gessen provides rare insight to the political world in these trying times.

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Masha Gessen, reknowned journalist and Andrew Carnegie Fellow, has seen the way propaganda has worked both in Russia and the United States. She also makes it absolutely clear that it is not worth stooping to that level when you are on the side of justice.

"The public sphere needs to be protected from President Trump. It also needs to be protected from the equal and opposite reaction to him, which can be nearly as destructive."

Don’t Fight Their Lies with Lies of Your Own