Timothy Snyder: The Road to Unfreedom

At the invitation of De Balie and The John Adams Institute Snyder is returning to Amsterdam to discuss his new book and show us how anti-democratic forces have become a major threat to democracy.

Democracy and the rule of law in Western societies are under threat due to Vladimir Putin’s efforts to destabilize neighboring governments and to stir up dissent in countries from France to the United States. Timothy Snyder, professor of history at Yale, states just this in his latest book The Road to Unfreedom. He also shows us a way out. After his speech Snyder will engage in conversation with moderator Eelco Bosch van Rosenthal (Nieuwsuur).

In The Road to Unfreedom Snyder talks about anti-democratic forces after the Cold War, how Russia fell into Putinism and how this has become a global threat to democracy. The renowned historian Yuval Noah Harari calls it “a brilliant and disturbing analysis, which should be read by anyone wishing to understand the political crisis currently engulfing the world”.

In cooperation with AmboIAnthos publishers

Language: English


Timothy SnynderHistory Professor at Yale University
Eelco Bosch van RosenthalJournalist NOS


The Road to UnfreedomTimothy Snyder