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Episode 27: The European Myth and the End of Empire

with Timothy Snyder

The EU has a big historical narrative about itself. Once upon a time waring nation-states decided to finally put aside their differences. A project for peace and reconciliation was born. But what if the story is wrong? What if it’s a myth? Luke Cooper caught up with Yale historian Timothy Snyder to get the alternative story on origins of Europe. He suggests Europeans keen to forget their imperial histories have lost sight of the real lesson and importance of today’s EU. It’s about life after empire.

You can find out more about the ideas Tim’s discusses in the pod in his latest book, The Road to Unfreedom.

26th June 2019