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 ...
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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Reviews
Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read.
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 ...more
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder is a 2017 Tim Duggan Books publication.
As a Professor of History at Yale University, Professor Snyder uses his expertise to lay out the importance of learning from the mistakes made throughout history, and to warn against a cavalier attitude towards the strength of our own democracy.
The author lists habits we need to develop, and continually practice, in order to protect ourselves and our country, from falling prey to tyra ...more
With hundreds of reviews* of this little book on Goodreads and 1,800 on Amazon, what can I say that has not already been said before?
Well, first of all, I would like to say: “Thank you, Timothy Snyder, for writing these so very necessary twenty lessons and writing them in an easy-comprehensible way, in a small booklet that can be read in a few hours.”
If I were as filthy rich as You Know Who, I’d buy 100 mio copies of this gem and have them delivered for free to every American household, as these ...more
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A sad example of how ideology distorts scholarship.
I purchased this expecting a thoughtful discussion about the lessons that an academic can draw from 20th century totalitarianism. I was hopeful about something insight and depth from the author of Bloodlands, which did a really good job of bracketing Nazism and Communism into a coherent narrative.
This is not that book. To save those who might not know, auth ...more
“History does not repeat, but it does instruct.”--Snyder
“I love the poorly educated”--Trump
I carried this little book in my back pocket at the recent Chicago march against the incarceration of children and separation of families policy of the current U. S. administration. It’s a pamphlet written by a Holocaust historian to help us look for and mobilize against fascist tendencies. It contains twenty lessons he has gleaned from his historical study about how a well-educated and highly “developed” ...more
History teaches us the tricks of authoritarians. We can’t allow ourselves to fall for them.
(from a recent interview with the author; worth reading!)
Reading this book is imperative. You may not get another chance.
In twenty small lessons Timothy Snyder, history professor at Yale university and specialized in East European history and the holocaust, illustrates how oppressive regimes and authoritarian governments worked in the past and what might be done to avoid and crush them in the present. The ...more
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