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, historian of Eastern European history, talks about his book "Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin." The event took place at The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and was presented by The Chicago Business & Professional Group (Anna M. Mostovych, President). "Americans call the Second World War 'The Good War.' But before it even began, America's wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens--and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was finally defeated, he had murdered six million Jews and nearly as many other Europeans. At war's end, both the German and the Soviet killing sites fell behind the iron curtain, leaving the history of mass killing in darkness. Bloodlands is a new kind of European history, presenting the mass murders committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes as two aspects of a single history, in the time and place where they occurred: between Germany and Russia, when Hitler and Stalin both held power."
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.
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
Caesar, The Colosseum, Republic, Nero, geese, plebeians, legions — everything that you once knew, but forgot, in a crash course video by Arzamas. Narrated by Brian Cox. "Ancient Rome in 20 minutes" is an English version of a Russian video by Arzamas. We also have a few other projects in English: Russian Art in the 20th Century — http://arzamas.academy/likbez/russian-art-xx/en Who are you in 1917 Russia? — http://arzamas.academy/materials/1269 Taunt Like The Bard (a Shakespeare insult generator) — http://arzamas.academy/materials/1026
Global Empowerment Meeting (GEM18), April 17-18, 2018 Keynote Session: The Road to Unfreedom: How our Intuitive Sense of Us and Them Makes us Vulnerable to Tyranny The world seems to be in a path of de-democratization. But this is not the first bu the third time this happens. What can be learned from previous experiences? What are the connections between today’s authoritarianism and those of the past? Does democracy require shared factuality -a shared understanding of the facts of objective reality within epistemic communities - and is this now being challenged? Are these epistemic communities breaking down? If so, what are the fault lines of that breakdown? Are new technologies making us more vulnerable to psychological manipulation relative to the propaganda of previous decades? And how does this manipulation work? Speaker: Timothy Snyder, Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University and Permanent Fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna
Since February, the world’s eyes have been on Ukraine as Ukrainians rebelled against rising authoritarianism in their own country and were met in return with a Russian invasion of Ukraine's southern and eastern provinces. Yale University’s Timothy Snyder is the world’s leading historian of Eastern Europe. His series of articles in the New York Review of Books has been hailed as the definitive analysis of this crisis. Join him as he clarifies the stakes. This program is generously underwritten by Rose L. Shure. This program was recorded on November 9, 2014 as part of the 25th Anniversary Chicago Humanities Festival, Journeys: http://chf.to/2014Journeys See upcoming CHF events: http://chicagohumanities.org Help us subtitle and translate our videos: http://www.amara.org/en/profiles/videos/ChicagoHumanitiesFestival Follow CHF on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Chi_Humanities Like CHF on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chicagohumanities Subscribe to the CHF podcast on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chicago-humanities-festival/id303222991 Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/FazX/ Help us caption & translate this video! https://amara.org/v/mc85/
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 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
The goal of this conference is to map various domestic and foreign iterations of the current far-right, racist, and/or antisemitic ethos, to explore their ideologies and ideas, to consider the features they share in common, as well as their divergences and tensions. Timothy Snyder, Yale University – On Tyranny