Masha Gessen – Oliver Stone and Putin’s Trump Miscalculation

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On June 27 Ian spoke with Masha Gessen, the author of “The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin” who is now a contributing writer for The New York Times where she has an article “How Putin Seduced Oliver Stone, and Trump”. They discussed her critique of the four, hour-long interviews of Vladimir Putin that Oliver Stone made for Showtime which were widely panned as a platform for Putin to parry sycophantic softball questions into a propaganda exercise. We will also examine whether Putin’s meddling in the U.S. election has backfired.

Hear the Full Interview