At the end of the Cold War, some observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalised, liberal democratic future. Yet, authoritarianism soon returned. Gaining a foothold in Russia, it has since spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar in Europe and the US.
Presenting his new book, The Road to Unfreedom, Timothy Snyder looks at fundamental misunderstandings about the foundations of our own political order to expose the true nature of the threat to the rule of law.
Following his lecture, IWM Rector Shalini Randeria joins Snyder for a discussion on ways to move forwards in this time of uncertainty.
This discussion formed part of the Vienna Humanties Festival 2018, to find out more about the festival, visit TTTdebates.org at: