Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth CenturyBook - 2017 | First edition.
The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.
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Today American democracy and really democracies around the
world face unique anti-democratic, populist and nativist threats. Timothy
Snyder, one of the world’s most celebrated historians of 20th century draws on historical lessons, most specifically those learned by Europeans in the
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In On Tyranny, Yale History professor Timothy Snyder offers twenty principles for resisting authoritarian government, drawing cautionary examples from twentieth century European history. It grew out of a Facebook post Snyder made in the aftermath of America’s 2016 election. In it, he attempts to bring his wide knowledge of European history, and the collapse of democracies, to bear on the current political moment.
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