Daily Archives: February 12, 2021

The Road to Unfreedom: Democracy, Neofascism, and the Importance of Language…


Date: February 12, 2021

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“At this joint event with Intelligence Squared Germany, Yale historian Timothy Snyder addressed the dangers to democracy from deliberate manipulation of the media and the spread of disinformation by authoritarian governments and their supporters. Snyder talked about the growing threats to democratic systems in Europe and the United States, including Russian interference in the 2016 US elections and manipulation of the media during the invasion of Ukraine. In particular, he discussed how authoritarian leaders use language to delegitimize opposition. And crucially, how citizens can resist.”


Historian Heather Cox Richardson Says Trump Could Be Convicted…

Date: February 11, 2021

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“Conventional wisdom predicts Donald Trump won’t be convicted, but Heather Cox Richardson says: Not so fast. The historian and Boston College professor’s thoughtful daily digest, “Letters from an American,” has become a hugely popular analysis of modern American politics. As she explains to Walter Isaacson, she believes simple math could help the Democrats win a conviction.

Originally aired on February 9, 2021.”