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At IWM: Not Quite the “End of History”

At IWM: Not Quite the “End of History”

Free chairs were hard to find at the Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM) on the evening of 10 June, when Yale-Historians Timothy Snyder (Bloodlands, The Red Prince) and Marci Shore (The Taste of Ashes) along with Ivan Krastev of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria were on […]

Book Review: Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands

It Tolls for Thee “By making death itself anonymous,” wrote Hannah Arendt in 1951’s The Origins of Totalitarianism, “[mass killing] robbed death of its meaning… Death merely set a seal on the fact that [someone] had never existed.” For Arendt, the industrial nature of Soviet and Nazi mass murder brought European society to an apex […]

Book Review: The Red Prince, by Timothy Snyder

Man Without a Country Internationals new to Austria often find it comical that portraits of the Emperor Franz Josef still grace the walls of cafés and hotel lobbies in Vienna and are for sale at every souvenir stand. After all, he died nearly a century ago in 1916 in the middle of The Great War, […]

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