Yet another book to teach me something about the world! And this one was really good. The only downside is that I thought I should have read a physical copy, not listened to it as an audiobook. A mistake on my part, but it made it hard for me to make connections when I just wanted to scribble all over a book.
I have to say, this book was terrifying. It covers when the USSR was still a thing through to as recently as the book came out in 2017. During that, it meanders down the path of how all of this got out about the Trump campaign working with Russia, Russia’s tactics to get people to work for them through blackmail and how they likely got to Trump, the major players and why they’re important through their history. I mean, it really got down to the brass tacks of the problem to tell me why it matters.
The scariest thing to me is the more that I learn about Russia, the more Soviet it sounds without it being communist anymore. And this story explains why the case for collusion is so strong.
Despite it being a daunting topic, I would recommend this book to anyone. For it being a very dense topic, it was also very accessible and made sure that I understood what was going on in the book. I could connect the dots. I could follow the strands. And it was incredibly worth it to have someone so immersed in the topic lay out the timeline.