Yale University Levin Professor of History
THE ROAD TO UNFREEDOM
RUSSIA, EUROPE, AMERICA
Democracy in Danger
28 February 2019
Große Aula at Ludwig Maximilian University
When the Cold War ended, Americans and Europeans were lulled into a false sense of security. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. But we now know this to be premature. Authoritarianism first returned in Russia, as fascist ideas were used to justify rule by the wealthy. It has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar in Europe and in the United States.
In his new book The Road to Unfreedom, which has been published in German by C.H. Beck Verlag and is the basis of his talk, Timothy Snyder, Richard Levin Professor of History at Yale and a Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, shows how anti-democratic forces have become a threat to democracy. And he also shows us the way out.
Partners for the event were The Yale Club of Germany e.V., The Alumni Club of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Munich Chapter, Amerikahaus/Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations, Amerika Institut, LMU and C.H. Beck Verlag