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Author Snyder, Timothy, author.

Title The road to unfreedom : Russia, Europe, America / Timothy Snyder.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Tim Duggan Books, [2018]


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Edition First edition.
Description 359 pages : maps ; 25 cm
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Summary "With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be final. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. This faith was misplaced. Authoritarianism returned to Russia, as Putin found fascist ideas that could be used to justify rule by the wealthy. In the 2010s, it has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar and information war in Europe and the United States. Russia found allies among nationalists, oligarchs, and radicals everywhere, and its drive to dissolve Western institutions, states, and values found resonance within the West itself. The rise of populism, the British vote against the EU, and the election of Donald Trump were all Russian goals, but their achievement reveals the vulnerability of Western societies and the uncertain character of Western political order. This fundamental challenge to democracy presents an opportunity to better understand the pillars of our own political order. In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, based on vast research as well as personal reporting, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy and law. By revealing the stark choices before us--between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood--Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-345) and index.
Contents Prologue -- Individualism or totalitarianism -- Succession or failure -- Integration or empire -- Novelty or eternity -- Truth or lies -- Equality or oligarchy -- Epilogue.
Subject Authoritarianism.
Authoritarianism -- Western countries -- 21st century.
Democracy -- Western countries -- 21st century.
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Europe -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Western countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Other Form: Online version: Snyder, Timothy, author. Road to unfreedom First edition. New York, NY : Tim Duggan Books, [2018] 9780525574484 (DLC) 2018015012
ISBN 9780525574460 (hardcover)
0525574468 (hardcover)

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