"Our fight will be a long one." (with Timothy Snyder)
49: This is a practical guide for preserving democracy, featuring award-winning historian and author Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale University (On Tyranny; Black Earth).
This episode doubles as an overview of my research and preparation for the interview with Professor Snyder, as well as a thoroughly cited exploration of his 2017 #1 New York Times Bestseller.
We begin with his young adulthood, early international travel and means of reaching his field of expertise. From that point, we discuss selections of material from On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.
Topics include dystopias, the one-party state, context to understanding current politics, ethics in journalism, digital security and his upcoming book, The Road to Unfreedom.