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Gessen: Putin wants a rhetorical war without too many coffins

Masha Gessen, author of “The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia,” says a war of words between Russia and the West serves Vladimir Putin better than an actual war. This is why Gessen thinks Russia did not interfere during the U.S. missile strikes in Syria. She broaches this topic, and more, with MSNBC Anchor Ari Melber.

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