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Timothy Snyder is a historian and professor at Yale University, specializing in Eastern and Central Europe, totalitarianism, and the Holocaust. His books have received widespread acclaim nationally and internationally from both academic and general audiences. His most recent book, "On Tyranny:Read more

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Timothy Snyder Speaks, Ep. 1: Russia Defeats America

May 15 • 13:44
Recorded on November 8, 2017

In the first episode of "Timothy Snyder Speaks," historian and author Timothy Snyder discusses the lessons American citizens can take from the year since the "Russian cyber-victory over the United States."

Timothy Snyder is a historian and professor at Yale University, specializing in Eastern and Central Europe, totalitarianism, and the Holocaust...

Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 2: America Defeats America

May 15 • 23:09
In the 2016 presidential elections, America defeated itself. The Russian intervention, intelligent as it was, could only work because of our own failures: in media, in democracy, and in social justice. In the second episode of "Timothy Snyder Speaks," historian and author Timothy Snyder shows what the Russian attack can teach us about ourselves.

Timothy Snyder is a histori...

Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 3: What is Oligarchy?

May 15 • 16:01
What does oligarchy mean? In the third episode of "Timothy Snyder Speaks," historian and author Timothy Snyder explores the meaning of oligarchy, where it came from, how it endangers us — and how it connects the United States and Russia.

Timothy Snyder is a historian at Yale University, specializing in eastern Europe, totalitarianism, and the Holocaust. His books have rece...

Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 4: Sadopopulism

May 15 • 12:11
Sadopopulism: how America can be governed without policy and with pain. A guide to the logic of the Senate tax plan.

Timothy Snyder is a historian at Yale University, specializing in eastern Europe, totalitarianism, and the Holocaust. His books have received widespread acclaim. His most recent book, "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century," explores the every...

Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 5: Christianity and Christmas

May 15 • 11:22
Too often these days invoking the name of Jesus or claiming Christian religion has become an escape from responsibility for plainly un-Christian behavior. Are Christians forgiven for everything because they find ways to blame others for their own actions? Perhaps the meaning of Christmas is something else, extending an idea of the good rather than defending what is plain...

Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 6: The Con of America First

May 15 • 13:00
America First is not a foreign policy and it's not a domestic policy. It creates a vacuum of power filled by China, and a vacuum of values filled by Europe. It breaks the rules without proposing new ones. And so in the end puts Americans last.

Timothy Snyder is a historian at Yale University, specializing in eastern Europe, totalitarianism, and the Holocaust. His books have...

Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 7: The Evil of America First

May 15 • 10:25
"America First" brings both political weakness and moral hazard. The last episode was about America's new weakness in the world. This one is about how "America First" leads Americans to turn against one another.

Timothy Snyder is a historian at Yale University, specializing in eastern Europe, totalitarianism, and the Holocaust. His books have received widespread acclaim. Hi...

Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 8: Cybercolony USA

May 15 • 20:26
In 2016 Russia defeated the United States in a cyberwar, selecting the president of the United States. Since that victory, Russia continues its campaign in the dark corridors of cyber, colonizing us at every turn: from the Nunes memo to the Parkland shootings. Cyber-colonization can be resisted but first it must be understood.

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Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 9: Reporters – the Heroes of Our Time

May 15 • 16:36
Without the people who seek facts, we can forget about justice, freedom, and equality.

Timothy Snyder is a historian at Yale University, specializing in eastern Europe, totalitarianism, and the Holocaust. His books have received widespread acclaim. His most recent book, "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century," explores the everyday ways a citizen can resist ...

Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 11: Much More Than Collusion

May 15 • 15:49
To speak of "collusion" is to misunderstand the Russia story. To understand Trump as an instrument of Russian power, we have to begin the Russia story in the proper place: Russia. In this talk, I explain Russian philosophy, strategy, and tactics. So that the Russian victory in the cyberwar of 2016 makes sense.

Timothy Snyder is a historian at Yale University, specializing i...

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