On Tyranny

Timothy Snyder

Chair: Jonathan Freedland

02/03/2022 8:00 pm
KPlayer, Virtual Event

Levin Professor of History at Yale Timothy Snyder joins us live from the US following the publication of a new graphic edition, with illustrations by Nora Krug, of his New York Times No.1 bestseller On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century. The winner of the Hannah Arendt Prize, the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Literature Award discusses his guide to surviving and resisting America’s arc toward authoritarianism, examining the darkest moments in recent history. Described as “a stunning reminder of the myriad, insidious forms oppression takes” by Star Wars director JJ Abrams and “vastly important, deeply affecting, powerful, magnificent” by The Ratline author Philippe Sands, this is a don’t-miss discussion of a must-read book.

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Timothy Snyder


Timothy Snyder is the Levin Professor of History at Yale University and the author of The Road to UnfreedomOn TyrannyBlack Earth, and Bloodlands. His work has received the Hannah Arendt Prize, the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding, and an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut. Photo: © Ine Gundersveen

Jonathan Freedland


Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian and is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s contemporary history series The Long View as well as the co-host (with the Israeli journalist Yonit Levi) of Unholy, a weekly podcast. He has written twelve books, the latest of which is The Escape Artist: the Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World.

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