The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America Audiobook, by Timothy Snyder Play Audiobook Sample

The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America Audiobook

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Read By: Timothy Snyder Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525632412

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Total Audiobook Chapters:

16

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66:51 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

12 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

38:07 minutes

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8

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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. While countries like Poland and Hungary have made hard turns towards authoritarianism, the electoral upsets of 2016 revealed the citizens of the US and UK in revolt against their countries’ longstanding policies and values. But this threat to the West also presents the opportunity to better understand the pillars of our own political order. In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy. By showcasing 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.

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Awards

  • An Entertainment Weekly Pick of 15 Juiciest Political Books to Come in 2018
  • Finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of Paperback Row
  • Shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize
  • Among shortlisted titles for Lionel Gelber Prize, 2019

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About Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder is the Levin Professor of History at Yale University and the author of The Road to Unfreedom, On Tyranny, Black Earth, and Bloodlands. His work has received the Hannah Arendt Prize, the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding, and an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.