Timothy Snyder - "What Can European History Teach Us About Trump’s America?"

Timothy Snyder - "What Can European History Teach Us About Trump’s America?"

This event talks about the historical realities of political ideology, and discuss the ramifications of the 2016 election. Professor Snyder is one of the leading experts on Eastern European history, and recently published a new book, Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, winner of the MacMillan Center’s Gustav Ranis International Book Prize. Professor Snyder will discuss recent presidential election and the state of European and American political history. Sponsored by the Yale Political Union and the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.

Timothy Snyder, "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The 20th Century"

Timothy Snyder, "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The 20th Century"

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

John J. Mearsheimer, “The False Promise of Liberal Hegemony”

John J. Mearsheimer, “The False Promise of Liberal Hegemony”

Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs. John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, gave a series of three lectures in November on “Liberal Ideals & International Realities” for the Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.   “The Roots of Liberal Hegemony,” November 13, 2017  https://youtu.be/bSj__Vo1pOU “The False Promise of Liberal Hegemony,” November 15, 2017  https://youtu.be/ESwIVY2oimI “The Case for Restraint,” on November 16, 2017  https://youtu.be/TsonzzAW3Mk   Sponsored by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies and the Yale University Press.

Why Did the German Army Fight to the End?

Why Did the German Army Fight to the End?

Why did the German army continue to fight the Allies even in the face of certain defeat? Following the Battle of Stalingrad and defeats on other fronts in 1943, the tide had turned against the German war machine – and most German officers knew it. The Wehrmacht’s Last Stand chronicles the final campaigns of WWII in Europe from January 1944 until the Wehrmacht’s ultimate collapse and the storming of Berlin by the Red Army in May 1945. Join us as Dr. Citino traces the “death ride” of the German army and explains why millions of men kept fighting in the face of increasingly hopeless odds.

The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian

The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian

http://www.ted.com Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is "Big History": an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate.

Stephen Kotkin on “Trump and Putin? What in the World Is Up?”

Stephen Kotkin on “Trump and Putin? What in the World Is Up?”

The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale Presents Dr. Stephen Kotkin “Trump and Putin? What in the World Is Up?” March 3, 2017

Roger Scruton – The Future of European Civilization: Lessons for America

Roger Scruton – The Future of European Civilization: Lessons for America

~A Russell Kirk Lecture at The Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics~ America has much to learn from Europe’s current condition. The decline in religious faith has led to a universal weakening of European society and a loss of confidence in the value of its civilization. The effects have been grave: throngs of unassimilated immigrants, military threats from abroad, and confusion about national identity. America, by contrast, still shows many signs of strength. Nonetheless, should we lose our sense of shared identity, Europe’s path likely awaits. What can Americans learn from Europe? Does America have hidden strengths which, if properly used, will allow us to avoid a similar fate? And are there areas in which Europe is faring better than we are? A published version of Scruton’s lecture can be found at https://www.heritage.org/europe/report/the-future-european-civilization-lessons-america

Tony Schwartz: The Truth About Trump | Oxford Union Q&A

Tony Schwartz: The Truth About Trump | Oxford Union Q&A

SUBSCRIBE for more speakers ► http://is.gd/OxfordUnion Oxford Union on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theoxfordunion Oxford Union on Twitter: @OxfordUnion Website: http://www.oxford-union.org/ Announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination back in June 2015, Donald Trump stated "We need a leader that wrote 'The Art of the Deal' ". Tony Schwartz was the ghostwriter of the book Trump calls 'his proudest achievement'. Schwartz has been vocal about his regrets in working on the piece, but, having worked intimately with Trump, provides a fascinating perspective into the personality and idiosyncrasies of the Republican nominee ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Oxford Union is the world's most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. Since 1823, the Union has been promoting debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.

Timothy Snyder: The Nation-State and Europe, 1918 and 2018

Timothy Snyder: The Nation-State and Europe, 1918 and 2018

A century ago, the end of the First World War ushered in an era of national self-determination, as the land empires of Europe collapsed and new nation-states took their place. Today the notion of the nation-state is resurgent in the region’s political discourse: we witness a renaissance of the rhetoric of national sovereignty in a populist backlash against the project of European integration. What lessons can we draw from the arc of the past century? What role will the idea of the nation-state play in determining Europe’s future? In this talk, Dr. Timothy Snyder joins us to give his thoughts on the above, and much more. Dr. Snyder is the Levin Professor of History at Yale University and IWM Permanent Fellow. He is the author, most recently, of, "The Road to Unfreedom," "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century," the critically acclaimed, "Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin," and, "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning." The Institute of International Relations was excited to have him speak with us, and we are just as excited to bring you video of the event in case you missed it in person.

Neil Turok Public Lecture: The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything

Neil Turok Public Lecture: The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything

On Oct. 7, 2015, Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok opened the 2015/16 season of the PI Public Lecture Series with a talk about the remarkable simplicity that underlies nature. Turok discussed how this simplicity at the largest and tiniest scales of the universe is pointing toward new avenues of physics research and could lead to revolutionary advances in technology. More on Perimeter Institute Public Lectures: http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/node/92581 www.perimeterinstitute.ca www.twitter.com/perimeter www.facebook.com/pioutreach

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