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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: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century," explores the small, everyday ways a citizenry can resist the encroachment of government tyranny. He is also the author of "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning" and "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America."

Follow on Twitter: @TimothyDSnyder

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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: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century," explores the small, everyday ways a citizenry can resist the encroachment of government tyranny. He is also the author of "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning" and "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America."

Follow on Twitter: @TimothyDSnyder

    Timothy Snyder Speaks, Ep. 1: Russia Defeats America

    Timothy Snyder Speaks, Ep. 1: Russia Defeats America

    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. His books have received widespread acclaim nationally and internationally from both academic and general audiences. His most recent book, "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century," explores the small, everyday ways a citizenry can resist the encroachment of government tyranny. He is also the author of "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning" and, forthcoming in April, "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America."

    Follow on Twitter: @TimothyDSnyder

    • 13 min
    Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 2: America Defeats America

    Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 2: America Defeats America

    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 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 the authoritarianism of today. He is also the author of "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning" and, forthcoming in April, "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America."

    Follow on Twitter: @TimothyDSnyder

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

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

    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 received widespread acclaim. His most recent book, "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century," explores the everyday ways a citizen can resist the authoritarianism of today. He is also the author of "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning" and, forthcoming in April, "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America."

    Follow on Twitter: @TimothyDSnyder

    • 16 min
    Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 4: Sadopopulism

    Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 4: Sadopopulism

    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 everyday ways a citizen can resist the authoritarianism of today. He is also the author of "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning" and, forthcoming in April, "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America."

    Follow on Twitter: @TimothyDSnyder

    • 12 min
    Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 5: Christianity and Christmas

    Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 5: Christianity and Christmas

    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 plainly bad, and perhaps a Christmas greeting is a way to affirm others rather than claiming all righteousness for ourselves. Merry Christmas.

    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 the authoritarianism of today. He is also the author of "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning" and, forthcoming in April, "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America."

    Follow on Twitter: @TimothyDSnyder

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

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

    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 received widespread acclaim. His most recent book, "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century," explores the everyday ways a citizen can resist the authoritarianism of today. He is also the author of "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning" and, forthcoming in April, "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America."

    Follow on Twitter: @TimothyDSnyder

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

yeetXD_123 ,

Great, articulate and brief!

The author is a master at explaining what has been going on with Trump and Russia in a way that is relatable no matter where you stand .

Excellent!

Dinaaaaaaaaaaaaaah ,

We need your voice

I just listened to the expanded version of “On Tyranny” and I loved it so much - I listened through my library, and even though I listen to a lot of non-fiction and I listen to the news, I do not have a college degree - I found the conversational quality so accessible and I learned so much about history, language, politics, democracy, and why it is so important for everyone to care deeply about all of these things. The knowledge is empowering, thank you

scarletbegonias123 ,

Timothy is brilliant. More please.

Read Bloodlands and Black Earth. Fantastic reads. Highly recommend.

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