The Housum Professor of History at Yale and Committee on Conscience member at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Timothy Snyder is also the author of several books including Bloodlands--winner of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, Hannah Arendt Prize, and Leipzig Book Prize--and his newest: Black Earth.

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

Timothy Snyder, ON TYRANNY

Other books by Timothy Snyder

Black Earth

A brilliant, haunting, and profoundly original portrait of the defining tragedy of our time.      In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the… More

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Thinking the Twentieth Century

"Ideas crackle" in this triumphant final book of Tony Judt, taking readers on "a wild ride through the ideological currents and shoals of 20th century thought.” (Los Angeles Times) One of our most brilliant historians,… More

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BLACK EARTH: THE HOLOCAUST AS HISTORY AND WARNING