Timothy Snyder: “The thing about authoritarianism is that it’s just so boring”

Peter Sterančák, Michal Micovčin / INTERVIEW

A historian by profession, specializing in the history of Central and Eastern Europe, professor Snyder is also a permanent fellow at The Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. We discussed, among other things: current political development in Slovakia; ideas from his latest books, the rise of authoritarianism, or power of oligarchy; a role of Europe and EU in fighting extremism; and a role of journalism in protecting truth. 

Anti-semitism alive and well in the US

Pavlina Jones / OPINION

On Saturday, October 27th, a hate crime broke out at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Leaving eleven people dead this is recorded as the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the United States' history.

A Warm Welcome to Slovakia

Mara Steiber / EXPERIENCE

Before I came to Bratislava, Slovakia meant for me a blank spot on the map of Europe, the continent in which a fair deal of my twenty-two years life has been spent. I chose to spend my semester abroad in Slovakia since it was one of the only destinations of which I had no stereotypes at all.