The cyber-attacks to influence elections in Europe and the U.S. by Vladimir Putin were intended to undermine western liberal values and institutions. In The Road to Unfreedom
(Tim Duggan Books, 2018), Timothy Snyder recounts the rise of Putin, the origins of his political philosophy, and the political and economic conditions that have rendered much of Europe and America vulnerable to a rising tide of illiberal democracy and authoritarianism. Snyder bluntly makes the case that if political reforms are not made in the U.S., we will then find ourselves on “the Road to Unfreedom.” What do you think? Please Note: This study group will be six sessions, meeting Tuesday and Thursday for the first three weeks of the summer term. Either enroll in the AM section, or PM section, but not both.