Posts Tagged ‘Timothy Snyder’

  1. Madlands

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    November 21, 2016 by AK

    Via Arts and Letters Daily, here’s Timothy Snyder’s little pamphlet in Slate, a brief synopsis of Hitler’s progress hinting at Trump’s possible trajectory. A parallel here, an analogy there, et voilà, here’s a case for Bush Trump as Hitler. Yes, I’m aware most of it is literally about Hitler in 1932-45. “[H]is affection for a foreign tyrant” is …
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  2. “Good sense and absurdity… in such close vicinity”

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    May 1, 2016 by AK

    On the subject of Putin and Trump (see my earlier posts 1, 2, 3), Prof. Snyder also writes: As Putin understands perfectly well, the president of the United States has standing in Russia, and enjoys far superior power to the president of Russia, only insofar as he or she mobilizes the moral and political resources of …
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  3. Prof. Snyder, Trump, Putin, and Moshe Katsav

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    April 27, 2016 by AK

    Going back to Timothy Snyder’s piece, what about the top man in the Kremlin? Last December, Putin said this about Trump (in The Guardian‘s translation): He is a very colorful and talented man, no doubt about that… He says that he wants to move to another level of relations, to a deeper level of relations with …
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  4. Prof. Snyder, Trump and Putin

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    April 27, 2016 by AK

    In his latest NYRB piece, Timothy Snyder lists a number of Russian “politicians” supportive of Trump. They turn out clowns of varying colors; none of them operators to be reckoned with. Particularly amusing is Snyder’s naming Alexander Dugin as “the leading Russian fascist ideologue and a very important media presence in Russia.”. Technically, of course, the historian is correct: Dugin …
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