The Road to Unfreedom

The Road to Unfreedom

By revealing the stark choices before us--between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood--Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible ...

Author: Timothy Snyder

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780525574477

Category: Political Science

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of On Tyranny comes a stunning new chronicle of the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America. “A brilliant analysis of our time.”—Karl Ove Knausgaard, The New Yorker With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy seemed final. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. This faith was misplaced. Authoritarianism returned to Russia, as Vladimir Putin found fascist ideas that could be used to justify rule by the wealthy. In the 2010s, it has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar in Europe and the United States. Russia found allies among nationalists, oligarchs, and radicals everywhere, and its drive to dissolve Western institutions, states, and values found resonance within the West itself. The rise of populism, the British vote against the EU, and the election of Donald Trump were all Russian goals, but their achievement reveals the vulnerability of Western societies. In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, based on vast research as well as personal reporting, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy and law. To understand the challenge is to see, and perhaps renew, the fundamental political virtues offered by tradition and demanded by the future. By revealing the stark choices before us--between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood--Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty.
Categories: Political Science

Summary of the Road to Unfreedom by Timothy Snyder Conversation Starters

Summary of the Road to Unfreedom by Timothy Snyder  Conversation Starters

Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never ...

Author: Bookhabits

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 1388465418

Category: Education

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Summary of The Road to Unfreedom by Timothy Snyder: Conversation Starters Political events in the past decade in Europe and America have seen Russia's strong interference -- Russia's invasion of Ukraine, it's denunciation of the European Union, the Brexit referendum, and the election of Donald Trump. Yale history professor Timothy Snyder warns that the social, economic, and political repression in Russia could happen in the US and Europe. And yet, Snyder believes that though it all looks grim, people can still do something to prevent the worst from happening. The Road to Unfreedom is another critically acclaimed book from the author of the bestselling On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century. The Road to Unfreedom by Timothy Snyder: Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
Categories: Education

The Road to Unfreedom

The Road to Unfreedom

Russia, Europe, America Timothy Snyder. ALSO BY TIMOTHY SNYDER Nationalism , Marxism , and Modern Central Europe : A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles - Krauz The Wall Around the West : State Borders and Immigration Controls in North ...

Author: Timothy Snyder

Publisher: Tim Duggan Books

ISBN: 9780525574484

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of On Tyranny comes a stunning new chronicle of the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America. “A brilliant analysis of our time.”—Karl Ove Knausgaard, The New Yorker With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy seemed final. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. This faith was misplaced. Authoritarianism returned to Russia, as Vladimir Putin found fascist ideas that could be used to justify rule by the wealthy. In the 2010s, it has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar in Europe and the United States. Russia found allies among nationalists, oligarchs, and radicals everywhere, and its drive to dissolve Western institutions, states, and values found resonance within the West itself. The rise of populism, the British vote against the EU, and the election of Donald Trump were all Russian goals, but their achievement reveals the vulnerability of Western societies. In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, based on vast research as well as personal reporting, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy and law. To understand the challenge is to see, and perhaps renew, the fundamental political virtues offered by tradition and demanded by the future. By revealing the stark choices before us--between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood--Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty.
Categories: Political Science

American Fascism

American Fascism

Latin American Politics and Society, 60(2), 1-22. doi:10.1017/lap.2018.3 11. Snyder, T. (2019). The road to unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America. London, UK: Vintage. p. 45 12. Erlanger, Steven. “What Should Europe Do About Viktor Orbán ...

Author: Brynn Tannehill

Publisher: Transgress Press

ISBN: 9781955348010

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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Trump is out of the White House, but American democracy is on the ropes and teetering on the brink of competitive authoritarianism controlled by theocrats and oligarchs. With its cherished institutions hobbled, political norms trampled, guardrails severely damaged, and body politic divided by chasms of race and geography, can the U.S. survive another administration dedicated to establishing de facto single party rule? In this compelling, comprehensive analysis, Brynn Tannehill draws on her expertise in studying the collapse of weak democracies around the globe and her previous research in law, political science, economics and right-wing populism to explain the trajectory of how we got here and the current threats we face. Most importantly, she analyzes what the characteristics of fascism are, if they are applicable to the base of the GOP today, and what that means for us should they succeed in establishing permanent minoritarian rule. American Fascism is a surgical analysis of 250 years of struggle for democracy in America and a prescient prognosis of what’s to come if we do not heed Tannehill’s warnings and advice.
Categories: Political Science

Revealing Schemes

Revealing Schemes

Timothy Snyder, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America (New York: Tim Duggan Books, 2018), 198. The “evidence”? Russia was perceived to benefit from the havoc and dissension in Europe prompted by the influx of refugees from ...

Author: Scott Radnitz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197573563

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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Conspiracy theories are not just outlandish ideas. They can also be political weapons. Conspiracy theories have come to play an increasingly prominent role in political systems around the world. In Revealing Schemes, Scott Radnitz moves beyond psychological explanations for why people believe conspiracy theories to explore the politics surrounding them, placing two questions at the center of his account: What leads regimes to promote conspiracy claims? And what effects do those claims have on politics and society? Focusing on the former Soviet Uniona region of the world where such theories have long thrivedhe shows that incumbent politicians tend to make conspiracy claims to demonstrate their knowledge and authority at moments of uncertainty and threat. They emerge more often where there is serious political competition rather than unbridled autocracy and in response to events that challenge a regime's ability to rule. Yet conspiracy theories can also be habit-forming and persist as part of an official narrative even where immediate threats have subsideda strategy intended to strengthen regimes, but that may inadvertently undermine them. Revealing Schemes explores the causes, consequences, and contradictions of conspiracism in politics with an original collection of over 1,500 conspiracy claims from across the post-Soviet region, two national surveys, and 12 focus groups. At a time of heightened distrust in democratic institutions and rising illiberal populism around the world, understanding how conspiracy theories operate in a region where democracy came lateor never arrivedcan be instructive for concerned citizens everywhere.
Categories: Political Science

Kierkegaard Trumping Trump

Kierkegaard Trumping Trump

That is Timothy Snyder, Levin Professor of History at Yale University, and his book The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America. Incidentally, the author discusses Dugin at a number of points in his book, but he dismisses him in a ...

Author: Curtis L. Thompson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532686863

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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We are now becoming numbed by the outrageous events taking place within the political arena of our country. Throughout our nation, the division between factions continues to hold firm. The issue of how movement toward reconciliation can occur has become ever more pressing. Nothing short of our democracy is at stake. This book looks to the writings of the nineteenth-century Danish religious philosopher Søren Kierkegaard as a resource for thinking in fresh ways about how the divine power of creative transformation is at work in the world. Through divinity’s empowering of our practices in relating to others, democracy can be resurrected to a new, healthy life. Six important themes from Kierkegaard’s thought are used to do a comparative examination of Donald Trump together with his world and Kierkegaard and his world. The story of this standoff—between one of the world’s most famous and well-publicized figures and one of the world’s greatest thinkers—constitutes a compelling investigation and presents quite a contrast. Uncovered in the storytelling process of Kierkegaard trumping Trump are the “Sweet 16”: sixteen ways in which resurrection can be practiced in people’s lives and help to restore our democracy to a fuller and more vibrant version of itself.
Categories: Religion

Grand Strategy in 10 Words

Grand Strategy in 10 Words

11 Timothy Snyder, The Road to Unfreedom. Russia, Europe, America . New York, Tim Duggan Books, 2018, p 91. Lawrence Freedman, The Future of War. A History . London, Allen Lane, 2017, 12 p 225. 13 14 15 Eugene Rumer, Richard Sokolsky, ...

Author: Sven Biscop

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781529217513

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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This book introduces ten key terms for analysing grand strategy and shows how the world’s great powers – the United States, China, Russia and the European Union (EU) – shape their strategic decisions today and shows how the choices made will determine the course of world politics in the first half of the 21st century.
Categories: Political Science

Weak Strongman

Weak Strongman

These ideas have governed Putin's policies as Russia's preeminent leader since 2000.” 7. Timothy Snyder, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America (New York: Penguin Books, 2018). 8. Robert Legvold, Return to Cold War (Medford, ...

Author: Timothy Frye

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691216997

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Looking beyond Putin to understand how today's Russia actually works Media and public discussion tends to understand Russian politics as a direct reflection of Vladimir Putin's seeming omnipotence or Russia's unique history and culture. Yet Russia is remarkably similar to other autocracies—and recognizing this illuminates the inherent limits to Putin's power. Weak Strongman challenges the conventional wisdom about Putin's Russia, highlighting the difficult trade-offs that confront the Kremlin on issues ranging from election fraud and repression to propaganda and foreign policy. Drawing on three decades of his own on-the-ground experience and research as well as insights from a new generation of social scientists that have received little attention outside academia, Timothy Frye reveals how much we overlook about today's Russia when we focus solely on Putin or Russian exceptionalism. Frye brings a new understanding to a host of crucial questions: How popular is Putin? Is Russian propaganda effective? Why are relations with the West so fraught? Can Russian cyber warriors really swing foreign elections? In answering these and other questions, Frye offers a highly accessible reassessment of Russian politics that highlights the challenges of governing Russia and the nature of modern autocracy. Rich in personal anecdotes and cutting-edge social science, Weak Strongman offers the best evidence available about how Russia actually works.
Categories: Political Science

Russia the Former Soviet Republics and Europe Since 1989

Russia  the Former Soviet Republics  and Europe Since 1989

In Questioning EU Enlargement: Europe in Search of Identity, edited by Helene Sjursen, 1–16. London and New York: Routledge. ... Russia's European Agenda and the Baltic States. ... The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America.

Author: Katherine Graney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190055080

Category: Political Science

Page: 473

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" Nearly three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, early hopes for the integration of the post-Soviet states into a "Europe whole and free" seem to have been decisively dashed. Europe itself is in the midst of a multifaceted crisis that threatens the considerable gains of the post-war liberal European experiment. In Russia, the Former Soviet Republics, and Europe Since 1989, Katherine Graney provides a panoramic and historically-rooted overview of the process of "Europeanization" in Russia and all fourteen of the former Soviet republics since 1989. Graney argues that deeply rooted ideas about Europe's cultural-civilizational primacy and concerns about both ideological and institutional alignment with Europe continue to influence both internal politics in contemporary Europe and the processes of Europeanization in the post-Soviet world. By comparing the effect of the phenomenon across Russia and the ex-republics, Graney provides a theoretically grounded and empirically rich window into how we should study politics in the former USSR. "--
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Security and Human Rights

Security and Human Rights

Snyder, T, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America (London, Bodley Head, 2018). Trump, D, 'Inaugural Address', White House (20 January 2017), https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefingsstatements/the-inaugural-address.

Author: Benjamin J Goold

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509917778

Category: Law

Page: 240

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This is the second edition of the acclaimed Security and Human Rights, first published in 2007. Reconciling issues of security with a respect for fundamental human rights has become one of the key challenges facing governments throughout the world. The first edition broke the disciplinary confines in which security was often analysed before and after the events of 11 September 2001. The second edition continues in this tradition, presenting a collection of essays from leading academics and practitioners in the fields of criminal justice, public law, privacy law, international law, and critical social theory. The collection offers genuinely multidisciplinary perspectives on the relationship between security and human rights. In addition to exploring how the demands of security might be reconciled with the protection of established rights, Security and Human Rights provides fresh insight into the broader legal and political challenges that lie ahead as states attempt to control crime, prevent terrorism, and protect their citizens. The volume features a set of new essays that engage with the most pressing questions facing security and human rights in the twenty-first century and is essential reading for all those working in the area.
Categories: Law