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a public intellectual unafraid to make bold connections between the past and present.

—New York Times

This program is presented in collaboration with the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies and the Department of History.

A masterful presenter, Yale University historian of the Holocaust Timothy Snyder draws a direct line between big ideas of the past and our lives today.

Snyder’s unique ability to distill practical guidance for action from the darkest chapters of history made his 2017 book, On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century a #1 New York Times bestseller for more than two years after its publication. The book has been used around the world in defense of democracy.  

His newest book Our Malady is a short, urgent examination of healthcare as a human right which begins with Snyder's recent and nearly fatal illness. From his hospital bed, he rethinks the connections between the health we lack and the freedom we need. In a time of authoritarianism and pandemic, the timeliness of this book cannot be overstated. Both a cri de coeur and a data-driven argument, it shows the way towards an America that is both healthy and free.   

VISIT Dr. Snyder’s Official Website → WATCH a Politics and Prose Interview With Timothy Snyder on Health and Freedom → CHECK OUT Dr. Snyder on a 2023 Frontline PBS Segment on Putin and the Presidents →
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