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The Resource The road to unfreedom : Russia, Europe, America, Timothy Snyder

The road to unfreedom : Russia, Europe, America, Timothy Snyder

Label
The road to unfreedom : Russia, Europe, America
Title
The road to unfreedom
Title remainder
Russia, Europe, America
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Snyder
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of On Tyranny comes a stunning new chronicle of the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America. 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
Summary
Chronicles the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America in the post-Cold War years, tracing how, in the aftermath of celebrations predicting a peaceful and globalized future, Putin developed a power-consolidating political system that has spread throughout the west, triggering inflammatory elections and uprisings
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10638406
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC eng
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Snyder, Timothy
Dewey number
320.53094
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Western countries
  • Authoritarianism
  • Democracy
Target audience
adult
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Russia, Europe, America
Label
The road to unfreedom : Russia, Europe, America, Timothy Snyder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Individualism or totalitarianism -- Succession or failure -- Integration or empire -- Novelty or eternity -- Truth or lies -- Equality or oligarchy -- Epilogue
Control code
on1029484935
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780525574460
Lccn
2017060924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029484935
Label
The road to unfreedom : Russia, Europe, America, Timothy Snyder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Individualism or totalitarianism -- Succession or failure -- Integration or empire -- Novelty or eternity -- Truth or lies -- Equality or oligarchy -- Epilogue
Control code
on1029484935
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780525574460
Lccn
2017060924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029484935

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