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Sobre la tiranía: Veinte lecciones que aprender del siglo XX Audiobook

Sobre la tiranía: Veinte lecciones que aprender del siglo XX

Author: Timothy Snyder Narrator: Edgar David Aguilera Release Date: June 2021

'Nos deslizamos rápidamente hacia el fascismo. Timothy Snyder no nos permite hacernos ilusiones sobre nosotros mismos.' -Svetlana Aleksiévich, ganadora del Premio Nobel de Literatura 'Timothy Snyder razona con una claridad incomparable (...) y ha escrito el tipo de libro, tan poco común, que se lee de una sentada pero al que se vuelve una y otra vez en el intento de situarse en relación con los acontecimientos.' -Masha Gessen 'Un trabajo memorable, basado en la historia, pero imbuido de la urgencia feroz de lo que está pasando.' -Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post 'Por favor lean este libro, tan inteligente y oportuno.' -George Saunders La historia no se repite, pero sí alecciona. Tanto el nazismo como el comunismo fueron reacciones a la globalización: a las desigualdades reales o imaginadas que creaba, y a la aparente impotencia de las democracias para afrontarlas. Eran movimientos en los que un líder o un partido decían dar voz al pueblo, prometían protegerlo de las amenazas globales existentes y rechazaban la razón en favor del mito. La historia nos muestra que las sociedades pueden quebrarse, las democracias pueden caer, la ética puede venirse abajo y la gente corriente puede encontrarse en situaciones inimaginables. Hoy en día nos resultaría muy útil entender por qué. La historia puede familiarizar y puede servir de advertencia. No somos más sabios que los europeos que vieron cómo la democracia se rendía ante el autoritarismo durante el siglo xx. Pero cuando el orden político parece amenazado, nuestra ventaja es que podemos aprender de su experiencia para impedir el avance de la tiranía. Ahora es un buen momento para hacerlo. Este libro presenta veinte lecciones que aprender del siglo xx, adaptadas a las circunstancias de hoy.

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Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty and Solidarity Audiobook

Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty and Solidarity

Author: Timothy Snyder Narrator: Timothy Snyder Release Date: September 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. A virus is not human, but the reaction to it is a measure of humanity. America has not measured up well. Tens of thousands are dead for no reason. America is supposed to be about freedom, yet illness and fear make its citizens less free. After all, freedom is meaningless if we are too ill to think about our right to happiness or too weak to pursue it. So, if a government is making its people unhealthy it is also making them unfree. On December 29, 2019, Timothy Snyder fell gravely ill. As he clung to life he found himself reflecting on the fragility of health, not recognized in America as a human right, but without which all rights and freedoms have no meaning. And that was before the pandemic. We have since watched understaffed and undersupplied hospitals buckling under waves of coronavirus patients. The federal government made matters worse through wilful ignorance, misinformation, and profiteering. This passionate intervention outlines the lessons we must all learn, wherever we are, and finds glimmers of hope in dark times. Only by enshrining healthcare as a human right, elevating the authority of doctors and truth, and planning for our children's future, can everyone be properly free. Freedom belongs to individuals. But to be free we need our health, and for our health we need one another. © Timothy Snyder 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Die amerikanische Krankheit: Vier Lektionen der Freiheit aus einem US-Hospital Audiobook

Die amerikanische Krankheit: Vier Lektionen der Freiheit aus einem US-Hospital

Author: Timothy Snyder Narrator: Peter Bieringer Release Date: September 2020

'Es war schon viel zu leicht, in diesem Land zu sterben, bevor das Coronavirus in die Vereinigten Staaten gelangte. Unser stümperhafter Umgang mit der Pandemie ist das jüngste Symptom unserer Krankheit, einer Politik, die Schmerz und Tod statt Sicherheit und Gesundheit bringt, Profit für einige wenige statt Wohlstand für viele.' Vom Autor des Nr. 1-Bestsellers 'Über Tyrannei' kommt eine vernichtende Kritik an Amerikas Reaktion auf die Corona-Pandemie. Timothy Snyder legt in seiner Analyse die Wurzeln des Übels frei. Sein Buch ist ein aufwühlender persönlicher Krankenbericht und zugleich eine dringende Warnung an uns alle, die Kommerzialisierung der Medizin zu verhindern und den Sozialstaat nicht aus der Hand zu geben. Am 29. Dezember 2019 wurde der Historiker Timothy Snyder ernsthaft krank. Er konnte nicht mehr stehen, kaum noch klar denken und wartete stundenlang in der Notaufnahme, bevor er untersucht und eilig in den Operationssaal gebracht wurde. Während sein Leben an einem seidenen Faden hing und das neue Jahr begann, wurde ihm bewusst, wie profitorientiert das Gesundheitswesen in den USA ist und wie wenig alle Rechte und Freiheiten wert sind, wenn das Menschenrecht auf eine gute medizinische Versorgung nicht dazu gehört. Dann kam die Pandemie. Die Regierung von Donald Trump machte alles noch viel schlimmer durch absichtliche Ignoranz, Desinformation und Machtspiele. Das Gesundheitssystem stand vor seinem ultimativen Test, und es versagte. Tausende von Amerikanern starben. In diesem augenöffnenden Cri de Coeur rekonstruiert Snyder die sozialen Entwicklungen, die zu der aktuellen Lage geführt haben, und er beschreibt die Lehren, die daraus gezogen werden müssen. Er beleuchtet dunkle Momente der Geschichte und solche in seinem eigenen Leben, und er zeigt, welche vier Prinzipien beherzigt werden müssen, um von der 'amerikanischen Krankheit' geheilt zu werden. Titel der amerikanischen Originalausgabe: 'Our Malady. Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary', erschienen bei Crown, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. © 2020 Timothy Snyder. Für die deutsche Ausgabe: © Verlag C.H.Beck oHG, München 2020

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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin Audiobook

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Author: Timothy Snyder Narrator: Ralph Cosham Release Date: October 2018

From the bestselling author of On Tyranny, the definitive history of Hitler's and Stalin's wars against the civilians of Europe in World War Two Americans call the Second World War "The Good War."But before it even began, America's wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens--and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was finally defeated, he had murdered six million Jews and nearly as many other Europeans. At war's end, both the German and the Soviet killing sites fell behind the iron curtain, leaving the history of mass killing in darkness. Bloodlands is a new kind of European history, presenting the mass murders committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes as two aspects of a single history, in the time and place where they occurred: between Germany and Russia, when Hitler and Stalin both held power. Assiduously researched, deeply humane, and utterly definitive, Bloodlands will be required reading for anyone seeking to understand the central tragedy of modern history. Bloodlands won twelve awards including the Emerson Prize in the Humanities, a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Leipzig Award for European Understanding, and the Hannah Arendt Prize in Political Thought. It has been translated into more than thirty languages, was named to twelve book-of-the-year lists, and was a bestseller in six countries.

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Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz, 1872-1905 Audiobook

Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz, 1872-1905

Author: Timothy Snyder Narrator: Norman Dietz Release Date: October 2018

Timothy Snyder opens a new path in the understanding of modern nationalism and twentieth-century socialism by presenting the often overlooked life of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz, an important Polish thinker at the beginning of the twentieth century. During his brief life in Poland, Paris, and Vienna, Kelles-Krauz influenced or infuriated most of the leaders of the various socialist movements of Central Europe and France. His central ideas ultimately were not accepted by the socialist mainstream at the time of his death. However, a century later, we see that they anticipated late twentieth-century understanding on the importance of nationalism as a social force and the parameters of socialism in political theory and praxis. Kelles-Krauz was one of the only theoreticians of his age to advocate Jewish national rights as being equivalent to, for example, Polish national rights, and he correctly saw the struggle for national sovereignty as being central to future events in Europe. This was the first major monograph in English devoted to Kelles-Krauz.

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The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America Audiobook

The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

Author: Timothy Snyder Narrator: Timothy Snyder Release Date: April 2018

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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The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America Audiobook

The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

Author: Timothy Snyder Narrator: Timothy Snyder Release Date: April 2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Road to Unfreedom, written and read by Timothy Snyder. The past is another country, the old saying goes. The same might be said of the future. But which country? For Europeans and Americans today, the answer is Russia. Today's Russia is an oligarchy propped up by illusions and repression. But it also represents the fulfilment of tendencies already present in the West. And if Moscow's drive to dissolve Western states and values succeeds, this could become our reality too. In this visionary work of contemporary history, Timothy Snyder shows how Russia works within the West to destroy the West; by supporting the far right in Europe, invading Ukraine in 2014, and waging a cyberwar during the 2016 presidential campaign and the EU referendum. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the creation of Donald Trump, an American failure deployed as a Russian weapon. But this threat presents an opportunity to better understand the pillars of our freedoms, confront our own complacency and seek renewal. History never ends, and this new challenge forces us to face the choices that will determine the future: equality or oligarchy, individualism or totalitarianism, truth or lies. The Road to Unfreedom helps us to see our world as if for the first time. It is necessary reading for any citizen of a democracy. 'A brilliant and disturbing analysis, which should be read by anyone wishing to understand the political crisis currently engulfing the world.' YUVAL NOAH HARARI, author of SAPIENS and HOMO DEUS

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Audiobook

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Author: Timothy Snyder Narrator: Timothy Snyder Release Date: March 2017

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, written and read by Timothy Snyder. History does not repeat, but it does instruct. In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary people can find themselves in unimaginable circumstances. History can familiarise, and it can warn. Today, we are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to totalitarianism in the twentieth century. But when the political order seems imperilled, our advantage is that we can learn from their experience to resist the advance of tyranny. Now is a good time to do so.

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Audiobook

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Author: Timothy Snyder Narrator: Timothy Snyder Release Date: February 2017

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. from On Tyranny

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Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning Audiobook

Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

Author: Timothy Snyder Narrator: Mark Bramhall Release Date: September 2015

A brilliant, haunting, and profoundly original portrait of the defining tragedy of our time. In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first. Based on new sources from eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think, and thus all the more terrifying. The Holocaust began in a dark but accessible place, in Hitler's mind, with the thought that the elimination of Jews would restore balance to the planet and allow Germans to win the resources they desperately needed. Such a worldview could be realized only if Germany destroyed other states, so Hitler's aim was a colonial war in Europe itself. In the zones of statelessness, almost all Jews died. A few people, the righteous few, aided them, without support from institutions. Much of the new research in this book is devoted to understanding these extraordinary individuals. The almost insurmountable difficulties they faced only confirm the dangers of state destruction and ecological panic. These men and women should be emulated, but in similar circumstances few of us would do so. By overlooking the lessons of the Holocaust, Snyder concludes, we have misunderstood modernity and endangered the future. The early twenty-first century is coming to resemble the early twentieth, as growing preoccupations with food and water accompany ideological challenges to global order. Our world is closer to Hitler's than we like to admit, and saving it requires us to see the Holocaust as it was -- and ourselves as we are. Groundbreaking, authoritative, and utterly absorbing, Black Earth reveals a Holocaust that is not only history but warning. From the Hardcover edition.

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Thinking the Twentieth Century Audiobook

Thinking the Twentieth Century

Author: Timothy Snyder, Tony Judt Narrator: Ralph Cosham Release Date: February 2012

Here is the final book of unparalleled historian Tony Judt. Where Judt's masterpiece Postwar redefined the history of modern Europe by uniting the stories of its eastern and western halves, Thinking the Twentieth Century unites the century's conflicted intellectual history into a single soaring narrative. The twentieth century comes to life as the age of ideas-a time when, for good or for ill, the thoughts of the few reigned over the lives of the many. Judt presents the triumphs and the failures of public intellectuals, adeptly extracting the essence of their ideas and explaining the risks of their involvement in politics. Spanning the entire era and all currents of thought, this is a triumphant tour de force that restores clarity to the classics of modern thought with the assurance and grace of a master craftsman. The exceptional nature of this work is evident in its very structure-a series of luminous conversations between Judt and his friend and fellow historian Timothy Snyder, grounded in the texts of their trade and focused by the intensity of their vision. Judt's astounding eloquence and range of reference are on display as never before. Traversing the century's complexities with ease, he and Snyder revive both thoughts and thinkers, guiding us through the debates that made our world. As forgotten treasures are unearthed and overrated thinkers are dismantled, the shape of a century emerges. Judt and Snyder make us partners in their project as we learn the ways to think like a historian or even like a public intellectual. We begin to experience the power of historical perspective for the critique and reform of society and for the pursuit of the good from day to day. In restoring-and exemplifying-the best of the intellectual life of the twentieth century, Thinking the Twentieth Century charts a pathway for moral life in the twenty-first. An incredible achievement, this book is about the life of the mind-and the mindful life. "A lively, browsable, deeply satisfying meditation on recent history by a deservedly celebrated public intellectual."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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