May 6, 2022 • 37M

🎧 Define the Past to Determine the Future

A conversation with Yale Prof. Timothy Snyder about the history behind Russia's war

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Renew Democracy Initiative
With Putin having openly invaded a free and democratic nation, the global war between democracy and tyranny is officially out in the open. Join us as we discuss what's happening in this war and how the Free World can win!
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Timothy Snyder is a professor of history at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. One of the most prominent historians of Eastern Europe, he speaks five and reads ten European languages. His many books, including Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (2010), On Tyranny (2017), and The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America (2018) are highly influential in Eastern European history and understanding our democratic crisis.

He joins Uriel and Garry to discuss the historical trends that led to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, why history is NOT destiny, and the role that history (or mythology) can play in our decision-making.