Professor Snyder teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in modern East European political history. He is the author and co-editor of several award-winning books. We talk with Professor Snyder about his most recent book, a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller entitled Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin.
Timothy Snyder, Bird White Housum Professor of History, Yale University (Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism) spoke on "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning.” This event was co-sponsored by the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.
Timothy Snyder, Professor of History at Yale University, gives the inaugural Girard Lecture at Stanford University. Entitled "Why Did the Holocaust Happen? A History Lesson for the Future," the lecture presents Snyder's latest research putting the Holocaust in a global historical perspective. www.girardlectures.org
Recorded on July 29, 2015 Part 1: Stalin was born in a small town in Georgia in which he was educated to become a priest. After succeeding in school and becoming a devout follower of the faith, Stalin left the priesthood and became a communist revolutionary. World War I and the revolutions of 1917 set the stage for Stalin and the Communists to take power in Russia.
http://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780804190114 Snyder is the award-winning author of Bloodlands and Black Earth, and his extensive study of the Holocaust has made him one of the foremost experts on authoritarian movements. In this brief and urgent call-to-action, Snyder, the Housum Professor of history at Yale, identifies striking parallels between the political landscape of pre-war Europe and today’s United States. History’s lessons are many, however, and while democracies can fail, they can also resist and grow stronger. From the examples of the twentieth century, Snyder has distilled twenty essential points that should guide the current struggle. They are as simple as “do not obey in advance” and “beware the one-party state,” and as inspiring as “contribute to good causes” and “learn from peers in other countries.” Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics and Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics and Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/ Produced by Tom Warren
http://www.mslaw.edu Why is Stalin, a leader responsible for the deaths of millions of his countrymen, still a revered and popular figure in Russia today? Jonathan Brent takes us on a fascinating tour of Stalin's private papers. Stalin's own library reveals his hatred of Trotsky and his fascination with Lenin. Brent discusses how Stalin used the assassination of Sergei Kirov to launch the great purge, the ways in which the great terror infected every aspect of society, how Stalin destroyed the church and every other element of a civil society and even controlled who his closest friends and confidants would marry. In this presentation of The Massachusetts School of Law's program, Books of Our Times, Dean Lawrence R. Velvel interviews Jonathan Brent on his book, Inside the Stalin Archives: Discovering the New Russia. Mr. Brent is the director of YIVO Institute and founder of the Yale University Press's distinguished Annals of Communism series. The Massachusetts School of Law also presents information on important current affairs to the general public in television and radio broadcasts, an intellectual journal, conferences, author appearances, blogs and books. THE MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF LAW IS NEW ENGLAND’S MOST AFFORDABLE AND DIVERSE LAW SCHOOL. We are dedicated to growing tomorrow’s leaders; empowering them with professional skills taught by instructors with real world experience, in a fun supportive campus environment. _ ➡YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE! Learn More at http://MSLaw.EDU Connect with MSLaw: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MSLAndover Twitter: http://Twitter.com/EDU_video Visit our site: http://MSLaw.edu and - Subscribe to our Videos! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=mslawdotedu -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- The History of Iran / US Relations: "American Imperialism - Stephen Kinzer on Overthrow Part 2: Vietnam, Iran and Chile" ➨ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7wECccLRec -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Nations, Empires, Unions: European Integration and Disintegration Since 1914 - lecture by Timothy Snyder. Held at the House of Literature (Litteraturhuset), Oslo, Saturday 8 February 2014.
March 31, 2016 Jeremy Black, Senior Fellow, FPRI The great British military and diplomatic historian Jeremy Black explores the American Revolution from a geopolitical framework, placing the conflict within a larger historical and international context, and underscores how easily it might have ended differently. Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, and is the author of over 100 books on the history of war and diplomacy.
ORIGINALLY RECORDED October 20, 2011 Jonathan Steinberg, professor of modern European History at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania, discusses his book, Bismark: A Life. This meeting is part of a series hosted with the National History Center featuring prominent historians who will examine the events and times that shaped foreign policy as we know it today. SPEAKER: Jonathan Steinberg, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Modern European History, University of Pennsylvania; Author, Bismarck: A Life PRESIDER: Wm. Roger Louis, Kerr Professor of English History and Culture and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin; Director, National History Center, American Historical Association http://www.cfr.org/germany/personality-power-case-otto-von-bismarck-video/p26488
Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American journalist, Presbyterian minister, and visiting Princeton University lecturer. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009);Death of the Liberal Class (2010); Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, which was a The New York Times best-seller; and his most recent Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015). 'America, The Farewell Tour' (2018) Hedges is a columnist for the progressive news and commentary website Truthdig.He is also a host for the television program On Contact on RT. Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, West Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times, where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005). In 2001, Hedges contributed to The New York Times staff entry that received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002.He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Toronto and Princeton University, where he is a visiting lecturer in African American studies. Hedges has taught college credit courses for several years in New Jersey prisons. He teaches a course through Princeton University in which the class is composed of half prisoners and half Princeton undergraduates.He has described himself as a socialist and more specifically as a Christian anarchist,identifying with Catholic activist Dorothy Day in particular.