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    • The Road to Unfreedom

    • Russia, Europe, America
    • By: Timothy Snyder
    • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 118

    With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be absolute. 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 Putin developed a political system dedicated solely to the consolidation and exercise of power. In the last six years, it has creeped from east to west as nationalism inflames Europe, abetted by Russian propaganda and cyberwarfare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Key Understanding of Modern Politics

    • By Richard Keohane on 04-08-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • On Tyranny

    • Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
    • By: Timothy Snyder
    • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,146

    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 20th 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required reading

    • By A. R. S. on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $7.00

    • The Road to Unfreedom

    • By: Timothy Snyder
    • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Road to Unfreedom, written and read by Timothy Snyder. The past is another country, the old saying goes. The same might be said of the future. But which country? For Europeans and Americans today, the answer is Russia.Today's Russia is an oligarchy propped up by illusions and repression. But it also represents the fulfilment of tendencies already present in the West. And if Moscow's drive to dissolve Western states and values succeeds, this could become our reality, too. In this visionary work of contemporary history, Timothy Snyder shows how Russia works within the West to destroy the West.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very dense but also accessible

    • By Christian R. Unger on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • On Tyranny

    • Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
    • By: Timothy Snyder
    • Narrated by: Timothy Snyder
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In the 20th century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary people can find themselves in unimaginable circumstances. History can familiarise, and it can warn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • outstanding

    • By Philip I. Kyson on 06-04-17

    Regular price: $19.18