The Worse, the Better

The International Herald Tribune publishes a blog post by journalist and author Masha Gessen in which she says that she has always believed in an old dissident adage, that “the worse, the better:” the faster and more cruel the crackdown, the sooner the regime itself will crack. However, lamenting the recent political developments in Russia, she confesses that what she did not realise was just how bad “worse” was going to feel.

Monday, December 31, 2012