Acclaimed scholar Timothy Snyder—author of On Tyranny—will launch his new book The Road to Unfreedom, a stunning new chronicle of the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe to America. In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, based on vast research as well as personal reporting, Professor 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—Professor Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty. At the conclusion of his illuminating talk, Professor Snyder will sign books available for purchase.

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