The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep

As bad as things are in Russia today, they may get worse, warns David Satter, author of The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Satter explains why Americans and Westerners fail to understand Russia, whether Donald Trump is naive to think he can strike deals with Vladmir Putin, and what it’s like to be the first U.S. journalist since the Cold War to be expelled from Russia.

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  1. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    I think there is one difference between Trump and all the other US Presidents. Its a Russian like quality of Trump where he also believes everything is a Zero Sum game. He wont go into a negotiation wanting to compromise. If he doesn’t think he is getting what he wants out of the deal, he will walk away.

    The moment Putin doesn’t play ball with Trump, Trumps twitter feed will be all about how Putin is a loser, Putin is a bad guy, that he is being totally unfair to Trump.

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    • June 2, 2016, at 7:48 AM PDT
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