Timothy Snyder Speaks, ep. 2: America Defeats America

In the 2016 presidential elections, America defeated itself. The Russian intervention, intelligent as it was, could only work because of our own failures: in media, in democracy, and in social justice. In the second episode of “Timothy Snyder Speaks,” historian and author Timothy Snyder shows what the Russian attack can teach us about ourselves.

Timothy Snyder is a historian at Yale University, specializing in eastern Europe, totalitarianism, and the Holocaust. His books have received widespread acclaim. His most recent book, “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century,” explores the everyday ways a citizen can resist the authoritarianism of today. He is also the author of “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning” and, forthcoming in April, “The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America.”

Timothy Snyder Speaks, Ep. 1: Russia Defeats America

In the first episode of “Timothy Snyder Speaks,” historian and author Timothy Snyder discusses the lessons American citizens can take from the year since the “Russian cyber-victory over the United States.”

Timothy Snyder is a historian and professor at Yale University, specializing in Eastern and Central Europe, totalitarianism, and the Holocaust. His books have received widespread acclaim nationally and internationally from both academic and general audiences. His most recent book, “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century,” explores the small, everyday ways a citizenry can resist the encroachment of government tyranny. He is also the author of “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning” and, forthcoming in April, “The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America.”

Michael Isikoff and David Corn, “Russian Roulette”

Michael Isikoff and David Corn discuss their book, “Russian Roulette” at a Politics and Prose event at George Washington University on 3/27/18.

Star journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn have made headlines with their reports on the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia—and made it into Rep. Nunes’ memo on surveillance to the House Intelligence Committee. In Russian Roulette, they present the incredible account of how Moscow hacked our democracy in a covert attempt to help Donald Trump win the presidency. As in their bestselling Hubris, which uncovered the truth of the Iraq War, Isikoff and Corn expose what amounts to a cyber Watergate.

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but he is masterful and understanding
how media and celebrity works and how to
message you know and he knew he was
talking to people and it’s kind of
cynical I talked to people in his
campaign during the campaign he they
said we’re just reaching people through
headlines through headlines lock her up
build a wall make America great and I
they didn’t really care what came after
that
that’s that was a strategy for them
and so they were reaching people on what
they will tell you was an emotional way
forging a bond emotionally and it’s
really hard to tell someone when they
feel an emotional bond that you’re wrong
manipulate no one it’s not even if
plated you know that’s one of the
arguments they make well you know you’re
saying the American voters are so stupid
that they were you know they were
manipulated by whatever the Russians did
and and you know Trump
you know heightened
the sense of division that’s part of his

strategy and I it’s gonna you know and