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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

A historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting Americas turn towards authoritarianism.On November 9th, millions of Americans woke up to the impossible: the election of Donald Trump as president. Against all predictions, one of the most-disliked presidential candidates in history had swept the electoral college, elevating a man with open contempt for democratic norms and institutions to the height of power.Timothy Snyder is one of the most celebrated historians of the Holocaust. In his books Bloodlands and Black Earth, he has carefully dissected the events and values that enabled the rise of Hitler and Stalin and the execution of their catastrophic policies. With Twenty Lessons, Snyder draws from the darkest hours of the twentieth century to provide hope for the twenty-first. As he writes, Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism and communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.Twenty Lessons is a call to arms and a guide to resistance, with invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come....

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On Tyranny Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century On Tyranny Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Timothy Snyder on FREE shipping on qualifying offers New York Times Bestseller The On Tyranny Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century On Tyranny Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Kindle edition by Timothy Snyder Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or On Tyranny lessons from the th century CBC Radio Authoritarianism is on the rise around the world And Timothy Snyder wants to push back against this tide A history professor at Yale University who s written widely Timothy Snyder The official website for Timothy Snyder, author of Black Earth and Bloodlands, Housum Professor of History at Yale University, and a member of the Committe United Nations in Twenty First Century Envisioning the United Nations in the Twenty first Century Proceedings of the Inaugural Symposium on the United Nations System in the Twenty first Century Death by Gun Control Death by Gun Control by Aaron Zelman and Richard W Stevens Introduction by James Bovard Unfortunately, this book is now out of stock Comes with FREE Gran pa Palladium of Liberty Causes and Consequences of the Oklahoma City University Law Review Palladium of Liberty Causes and Consequences of the Federalization of State Militias in the Twentieth Century, by Brannon Denning A People s History Of The United States A Note and a disclaimer The Note This great book should really be read by everyone It is difficult to describe why it so great because it both teaches and inspires. It Can Happen Here by Cass R Sunstein The New York National Socialist, circa photograph by August Sander from his People of the Twentieth Century A new collection of his portraits, August Sander Lessons from the th Century About How to Defend We re hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads To support Open Culture s continued operation, please consider making a donation.

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Reviews

  • Mohammadreza

    روزهاچشم به اسمارتفونهایمان دوخته بودیم که تصاویر تظاهرات سراسری مردم ایران را نشان میداد؛ تصاویر شعارها، حمله به فرمانداری و بانک و درگیری خیابانی و نیز تصاویر رعب و وحشت مردم از گارد ویژه، کتک خوردن دانشجوها، تیراندازیها و کشتهشدنها: خیزشی که همه را غافلگیر کرد. هیچکس تصور نمیکرد در بین اقشار عمدتاً فقیر جامعه، چنین پتانسیلی از خشم فروخورده و چنین احساسی از نادیده گرفتهشدن توسط حکومت، وجود داشته باشد و اینطور فوران کند. و همه دیدیم و شنیدیم که سردمداران حکومت چگونه پاسخ کسانی را که چیزی برای ا ...more

  • Cheryl Kennedy

    What is patriotism? From historical examples and the current presidency, Timothy Snyder tells readers what it is not. It is not patriotic to dodge the draft and to mock war heroes and their families. It is not patriotic to avoid paying taxes when American working families do pay.

    It is not patriotic to admire foreign dictators. It is not patriotic to cultivate a relationship with Gaddafi, or to say that Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin are superior leaders. It is not patriotic to call upon Russ
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  • Paul

    "History does not repeat," Timothy Snyder begins his booklet, "but it does instruct." Of course, history instructs best when mediated through capable interlocutors like Snyder, who uses his formidable knowledge on the rise and fall of totalitarianism in mid-century Europe to assess what concerned Americans should do as they see their own democracy taking its first sliding steps backward into potential tyranny.

    I cannot recommend this work highly enough. It's quite short – no surprise, as its gene

    Fascists despised the small truths of daily existence, loved slogans that resonated like a new religion, and preferred creative myths to history or journalism. They used new media, which at the time was radio, to create a drumbeat of propaganda that aroused feelings before people had time to ascertain facts. And now, as then, many people confused faith in a hugely flawed leader with the truth about the world we all share.

    Post-truth is pre-fascism.


    Buy this book. Share it with friends. It may be the most important book to be released this year. ...more

  • Sarah Jessica Parker

    Some people say this book should be on your person at all times. It's so worth reading and provokes great conversation.

  • Bam

    I put a hold on this new book from our library system when it first came out in March and just finally got my hands on it. Either it is that popular or there are very few copies in the system. I was getting desperate and on the verge of buying it for myself. Now that I've read it, I definitely will buy it and stick copies in family Christmas stockings--I believe it is THAT important for everyone to read.

    Timothy Snyder is a history teacher at Yale, who has written books on the Nazis and the Holo
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  • Steve

    Something short (but not sweet).

    Something easy to read (but difficult to stomach).

    Something worth reading (but not because you'll enjoy reading it).

    Something scary - in that it could keep you up all night (except that, if you've already decided to read it, you're already up most nights after these long days).

    Something important, arguably written for a target audience (most of whom will not read it).

    Something that only a serious intellectual could distill - so eloquently - into bite-sized form fo
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  • Ioana

    Once an avid user of GR, it’s now been a while – something creeping up on a year. I’ve been reading some, and recently the pace has increased to pre-The-Traumatic-Event levels; in the weeks to come I’ll be hoping to catch up on both writing my own reviews and catching up with what my dear friends here have been up to and reading.

    Of all I’ve read recently, I decided to make this one my first review, so as to explain my prolonged absence to those who care to read about it (which I can’t do in the
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  • Montzalee Wittmann

    On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder is a masterpiece of what is happening now and this was written before the orange tornado. This book was based on past history and what to expect from tyranny...and boy does it match today perfect. This is one book each and every American needs to read. It is a short but power in its message. Wonderful!