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June 6, 2017  

CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE

 

Invaluable historical lessons about authoritarianism and tyranny in the age of Trump

Prof. Timothy Snyder is the Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the institute for Human Sciences in Vienna Austria.  Prof Snyder specializes Eastern European History, particularly the USSR and  He received degrees from Brown University and his doctorate from Oxford University in the UK, and has held fellowships in Paris, Vienna and Warsaw.  In addition to scholarly journals, his articles have appeared in the New York Review of Books, Foreign Affairs, the Nation, New York Times and other publications.  He is the author of 5 books, including the multi award wining Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, and Black Earth, about the history and warnings of the holocaust. His most recent book is "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century" which is  a short but important primer on the fundamental lessons to identify tyranny, how  they are present in America's current political climate, and what individuals should think and do in order to retain their liberty and sense of individual self. 

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