On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

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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.
 

About Timothy Snyder

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Timothy Snyder is Professor of History at Yale University. He won the George Louis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association in 2003 for his book The Reconstruction of Nations. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
 
Published February 28, 2017 by Tim Duggan Books. 128 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Chicago Tribune

Snyder emphasizes that the professional classes - civil servants as well as doctors, lawyers and businesspeople - bear special responsibility when individual freedoms are at risk.

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Irish Times

So begins this book by the Yale historian Timothy Snyder, a specialist on eastern Europe. On Tyranny is his response to the rise of Donald Trump, although it is not, strictly speaking, about Trump, who is never mentioned by name. It is, rather, a primer in how to think historically.

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