First of latest series of monthly discussions for paid subscribers
Hello, Mr. Snyder. As a Ukrainian artilleryman I want to thank for your work!
How do we prepare for the possibility of chaos during and after the mid-term elections in the US?
What steps or actions can we take here in the US should the House and Senate flip to Republicans? My concern is that there appear to be many Republicans who support Trump and his lies.
I have been canvassing for local Democrats where I live. We have some Republicans running who are extreme. For example the person running for County Executive has been funded and supported over time by Koch money, active in ALEC, Some people running for school board accuse the
schools of “grooming” children and want to ban books. If these people are elected, what actions might be effective to counter them?
Ukraine: if Republicans take control of the Legislative branches, my feeling is that they will block funding and support to Ukraine. What actions we can we take if that indeed does happen?
hi - I have been watching Prof Snyder's Yale course and just upgraded to paid subscription here, in deepest gratitude. But I am not sure what he means by 'just sign in' later this morning to participate in the live discussion. I use substack on my laptop web browser, not the app ... maybe I'm already in the right place? Can anyone give me some advice about how to get to the right place in order to participate? Thanks in advance.
I’m delighted to hear you will be engaging with us Prof Snyder. I’m looking forward.
The Friday time conflicts with your colleague Ruth Ben Ghiat Lucid weekly time/hour. I am hopeful that you will record your comments this week? I don’t want to miss either opportunity. Thank you so much.
Does one click somewhere on an email to "sign in"... Not clear to me the system to be part of the live discussion. Thanks. Used to zoom with links.
Do you record these? Thanks. Alice Smith Palo Alto CA
Too little has been done to publicize in general media the horrific kidnappings of Ukrainian children, orphans and women into deep Russia. The filtration camps and forced "migration" of millions is not a topic of many conversation. I understand it is very hard to get a reliable data, however, we all should make a special effort to talk about it and document whatever can be documented.
I hope you will make the conversation available to listen to at a later date. Thank you x
How do we “sign in”?
Hi, I am from Slovakia, formerly part of Czechoslovakia and part of the soviet bloc from 1948 until 1989. Since 2004 member country of the European Union. Those 18 years since re-joining the democratic world have by far not suffice to teach tha majority population about the benefits of democracy. The majority wants simple answers and cannot embrace freedom of choice. Which results in voting for populists.
Ukraine shows a strong will to become democratic, but has no experience with living in freedom. How long might it take a free Ukraine to embrace freedom a use the tools of democracy in a reasonable way? I am not talking about Kyiv and the big cities, I am talking about the nation as such.
Thank you for eye opening insights into the history of Ukraine, Russia and Eastern Europe.
I'm signed in and looking for the live discussion. A link?
Two questions for your consideration.
1. Over the past five years we’ve experienced more and more deeply troubling events and changes in American culture and society that some of us understand as representing a descent into fascism. This past week alone we have right wing conspiracy-driven violence against elected officials and their families, a surge of threats against poll workers and against synagogues. You have a great deal of experience writing and speaking to Americans about what we’re experiencing – from your perspective, what the biggest challenges to helping people actually see and understand what is happening around us?
2. In the incredibly valuable You Tube talks you posted four years ago you addressed the role of what you called cyber colonization – the impact in the real world of what’s happening in the unreal world of social media. Could you talk about this phenomenon today – that is, the role of social media platforms in preferencing extremist content and spreading dehumanizing and violent conspiracy theories and movements?
Q: Why hasn’t Russia been able to break with its history of authoritarianism? Could you please recommend books on this topic and a general history of Jews in Easter Europe?
I too do not know how to sign in. Anyone figure it out yet?
Is it possible in the future on another day of the week? The talk will take place once Shabbat has already started here I’m Europe.
In the U.S. does anyone else see the creepy parallels between Russian propaganda and conservative/republican propaganda? Concerning disregard for simply taking here Mexican children, or there Ukrainian children from their families. One day a conservative homeschool family posted a creepy video about feeling insecure about their child's homeschool education that launched into, it's ok because homeschool children are protected from corrupt left and liberal evils.....to a rage against Lithuania. I shudder to think what could have happened to the U.S. had Trump won a 2nd term. Worse yet what could have happened to Ukraine (worse because controlled not fighting and free) and to Europe. It would make a great Philip K. Dick similar to, The Man in the High Castle alternate universe novel.