On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

An historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America?s 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 de An historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America?s turn towards authoritarianism. On...

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Title:On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Author:Timothy Snyder
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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Reviews

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Aug 27, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

  • David
    Nov 17, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

  • Elyse
    Sep 20, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

  • Lauren
    Jun 04, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

    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...

    ???????? ?? ??????????????? ????? ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ? ??? ??...

    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 w...

    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 de...

    After seeing it pop up in my feed, with the de rigueur shining reviews, I've decided to read this book, which I find a magnificent ode to American ignorance. "I have a PhD so I can vent off against Trump and let liberals vent whenever they will talk about having read this book" Does...

    Mercy. I don't know how to respond to this book without reference to the current U.S. political situation. Oh well. As Alexander Pope would say, ?Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,? so on we go! No. Wait. On second thought, let's not be hasty! How 'bout I tell you right n...

    "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 wha...

    On Tyranny shook me. It?s supposed to do that. Timothy Snyder offers 20 concrete actions to take that can resist tyrannical behavior. Some of the actions he recommends are internal ? such as believe in truth. However, he also takes that thought process and suggests external changes...

    ?The president is a nationalist, which is not at all the same thing as a patriot. A nationalist encourages us to be our worst, and then tells us that we are the best. A nationalist, ?although endlessly brooding on power, victory, defeat, revenge,? wrote Orwell, tends to be ?un...

    Throughout the reading of 'On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the twentieth century' (Timothy Snyder, Vintage Publishing, 2017) the figure of Victor Klemperer resonates strongly. Klemperer was a humanist, philologist, and Professor of Romance Languages and therefore, a man shaped by langu...

    Autor-historik nabízí konkrétní rady a tipy, jak se chovat, abychom v sou?asném sv?t? uchránili demokracii. ?erpá p?itom z d?jin 20. století. V knize jsou ale také stru?né lekce d?jepisu, tak?e se ur?it? i n?co p?iu?íte (to byl t?eba m?j p?ípad). Autor n?k...

    An hour well spent. A tool-kit for mobilization. Only downside is that he pulls solely from European historical models, but the truth is there and it is playing out right before our eyes. ...

  • Peter Bradley
    Mar 14, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

  • Ioana
    Sep 10, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

    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...

    ???????? ?? ??????????????? ????? ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ? ??? ??...

    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 w...

  • Trish
    Sep 03, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

  • Andy
    May 15, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

  • Steve
    Apr 24, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • TheSkepticalReader
    Jul 05, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

    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...

    ???????? ?? ??????????????? ????? ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ? ??? ??...

    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 w...

    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 de...

    After seeing it pop up in my feed, with the de rigueur shining reviews, I've decided to read this book, which I find a magnificent ode to American ignorance. "I have a PhD so I can vent off against Trump and let liberals vent whenever they will talk about having read this book" Does...

    Mercy. I don't know how to respond to this book without reference to the current U.S. political situation. Oh well. As Alexander Pope would say, ?Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,? so on we go! No. Wait. On second thought, let's not be hasty! How 'bout I tell you right n...

    "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 wha...

    On Tyranny shook me. It?s supposed to do that. Timothy Snyder offers 20 concrete actions to take that can resist tyrannical behavior. Some of the actions he recommends are internal ? such as believe in truth. However, he also takes that thought process and suggests external changes...

    ?The president is a nationalist, which is not at all the same thing as a patriot. A nationalist encourages us to be our worst, and then tells us that we are the best. A nationalist, ?although endlessly brooding on power, victory, defeat, revenge,? wrote Orwell, tends to be ?un...

  • Ammar
    Mar 04, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

  • Barbara (The Bibliophage)
    Jun 03, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

    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...

    ???????? ?? ??????????????? ????? ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ? ??? ??...

    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 w...

    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 de...

    After seeing it pop up in my feed, with the de rigueur shining reviews, I've decided to read this book, which I find a magnificent ode to American ignorance. "I have a PhD so I can vent off against Trump and let liberals vent whenever they will talk about having read this book" Does...

    Mercy. I don't know how to respond to this book without reference to the current U.S. political situation. Oh well. As Alexander Pope would say, ?Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,? so on we go! No. Wait. On second thought, let's not be hasty! How 'bout I tell you right n...

    "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 wha...

    On Tyranny shook me. It?s supposed to do that. Timothy Snyder offers 20 concrete actions to take that can resist tyrannical behavior. Some of the actions he recommends are internal ? such as believe in truth. However, he also takes that thought process and suggests external changes...

  • Tom Tabasco
    Jun 04, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

    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...

    ???????? ?? ??????????????? ????? ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ? ??? ??...

    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 w...

    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 de...

    After seeing it pop up in my feed, with the de rigueur shining reviews, I've decided to read this book, which I find a magnificent ode to American ignorance. "I have a PhD so I can vent off against Trump and let liberals vent whenever they will talk about having read this book" Does...

  • Julie
    May 09, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

  • Mary Alice
    Mar 04, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

    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...

    ???????? ?? ??????????????? ????? ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ? ??? ??...

    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 w...

    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 de...

    After seeing it pop up in my feed, with the de rigueur shining reviews, I've decided to read this book, which I find a magnificent ode to American ignorance. "I have a PhD so I can vent off against Trump and let liberals vent whenever they will talk about having read this book" Does...

    Mercy. I don't know how to respond to this book without reference to the current U.S. political situation. Oh well. As Alexander Pope would say, ?Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,? so on we go! No. Wait. On second thought, let's not be hasty! How 'bout I tell you right n...

    "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 wha...

    On Tyranny shook me. It?s supposed to do that. Timothy Snyder offers 20 concrete actions to take that can resist tyrannical behavior. Some of the actions he recommends are internal ? such as believe in truth. However, he also takes that thought process and suggests external changes...

    ?The president is a nationalist, which is not at all the same thing as a patriot. A nationalist encourages us to be our worst, and then tells us that we are the best. A nationalist, ?although endlessly brooding on power, victory, defeat, revenge,? wrote Orwell, tends to be ?un...

    Throughout the reading of 'On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the twentieth century' (Timothy Snyder, Vintage Publishing, 2017) the figure of Victor Klemperer resonates strongly. Klemperer was a humanist, philologist, and Professor of Romance Languages and therefore, a man shaped by langu...

    Autor-historik nabízí konkrétní rady a tipy, jak se chovat, abychom v sou?asném sv?t? uchránili demokracii. ?erpá p?itom z d?jin 20. století. V knize jsou ale také stru?né lekce d?jepisu, tak?e se ur?it? i n?co p?iu?íte (to byl t?eba m?j p?ípad). Autor n?k...

    An hour well spent. A tool-kit for mobilization. Only downside is that he pulls solely from European historical models, but the truth is there and it is playing out right before our eyes. ...

    This timely and brief book by Snyder is interesting, thought-provoking and disturbing. The author focuses on major political events in Europe during the 20th century that led to tyranny, war, loss of human rights and the death and misery of tens of millions of individuals. It is a ...

    This is an important book for all Americans today. It treats the rise of fascism and Communism in repressive regimes throughout the twentieth century, and compares those times to the situation in the US right now. I have read some chapters a few times. It's scary. Twenty easy lessons. ...

  • Melora
    May 14, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

    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...

    ???????? ?? ??????????????? ????? ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ? ??? ??...

    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 w...

    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 de...

    After seeing it pop up in my feed, with the de rigueur shining reviews, I've decided to read this book, which I find a magnificent ode to American ignorance. "I have a PhD so I can vent off against Trump and let liberals vent whenever they will talk about having read this book" Does...

    Mercy. I don't know how to respond to this book without reference to the current U.S. political situation. Oh well. As Alexander Pope would say, ?Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,? so on we go! No. Wait. On second thought, let's not be hasty! How 'bout I tell you right n...

  • Bam
    Aug 23, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

    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...

    ???????? ?? ??????????????? ????? ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ? ??? ??...

    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 w...

    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 de...

  • Michael Ferro
    Jan 19, 2018

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

  • Haaze
    Jun 23, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

    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...

    ???????? ?? ??????????????? ????? ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ? ??? ??...

    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 w...

    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 de...

    After seeing it pop up in my feed, with the de rigueur shining reviews, I've decided to read this book, which I find a magnificent ode to American ignorance. "I have a PhD so I can vent off against Trump and let liberals vent whenever they will talk about having read this book" Does...

    Mercy. I don't know how to respond to this book without reference to the current U.S. political situation. Oh well. As Alexander Pope would say, ?Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,? so on we go! No. Wait. On second thought, let's not be hasty! How 'bout I tell you right n...

    "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 wha...

    On Tyranny shook me. It?s supposed to do that. Timothy Snyder offers 20 concrete actions to take that can resist tyrannical behavior. Some of the actions he recommends are internal ? such as believe in truth. However, he also takes that thought process and suggests external changes...

    ?The president is a nationalist, which is not at all the same thing as a patriot. A nationalist encourages us to be our worst, and then tells us that we are the best. A nationalist, ?although endlessly brooding on power, victory, defeat, revenge,? wrote Orwell, tends to be ?un...

    Throughout the reading of 'On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the twentieth century' (Timothy Snyder, Vintage Publishing, 2017) the figure of Victor Klemperer resonates strongly. Klemperer was a humanist, philologist, and Professor of Romance Languages and therefore, a man shaped by langu...

    Autor-historik nabízí konkrétní rady a tipy, jak se chovat, abychom v sou?asném sv?t? uchránili demokracii. ?erpá p?itom z d?jin 20. století. V knize jsou ale také stru?né lekce d?jepisu, tak?e se ur?it? i n?co p?iu?íte (to byl t?eba m?j p?ípad). Autor n?k...

    An hour well spent. A tool-kit for mobilization. Only downside is that he pulls solely from European historical models, but the truth is there and it is playing out right before our eyes. ...

    This timely and brief book by Snyder is interesting, thought-provoking and disturbing. The author focuses on major political events in Europe during the 20th century that led to tyranny, war, loss of human rights and the death and misery of tens of millions of individuals. It is a ...

  • Ted
    Nov 17, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

  • Kevin Kelsey
    Dec 20, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

  • Matt
    Feb 14, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Paul
    Mar 17, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

    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...

    ???????? ?? ??????????????? ????? ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ? ??? ??...

    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 w...

    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 de...

    After seeing it pop up in my feed, with the de rigueur shining reviews, I've decided to read this book, which I find a magnificent ode to American ignorance. "I have a PhD so I can vent off against Trump and let liberals vent whenever they will talk about having read this book" Does...

    Mercy. I don't know how to respond to this book without reference to the current U.S. political situation. Oh well. As Alexander Pope would say, ?Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,? so on we go! No. Wait. On second thought, let's not be hasty! How 'bout I tell you right n...

    "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 wha...

  • Mohammadreza
    Jan 04, 2018

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

    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...

    ???????? ?? ??????????????? ????? ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ? ??? ??...

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Jun 05, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

  • Lisa
    Mar 12, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

  • abby
    Sep 04, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

  • Book's Calling
    Jun 17, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

    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...

    ???????? ?? ??????????????? ????? ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ? ??? ??...

    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 w...

    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 de...

    After seeing it pop up in my feed, with the de rigueur shining reviews, I've decided to read this book, which I find a magnificent ode to American ignorance. "I have a PhD so I can vent off against Trump and let liberals vent whenever they will talk about having read this book" Does...

    Mercy. I don't know how to respond to this book without reference to the current U.S. political situation. Oh well. As Alexander Pope would say, ?Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,? so on we go! No. Wait. On second thought, let's not be hasty! How 'bout I tell you right n...

    "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 wha...

    On Tyranny shook me. It?s supposed to do that. Timothy Snyder offers 20 concrete actions to take that can resist tyrannical behavior. Some of the actions he recommends are internal ? such as believe in truth. However, he also takes that thought process and suggests external changes...

    ?The president is a nationalist, which is not at all the same thing as a patriot. A nationalist encourages us to be our worst, and then tells us that we are the best. A nationalist, ?although endlessly brooding on power, victory, defeat, revenge,? wrote Orwell, tends to be ?un...

    Throughout the reading of 'On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the twentieth century' (Timothy Snyder, Vintage Publishing, 2017) the figure of Victor Klemperer resonates strongly. Klemperer was a humanist, philologist, and Professor of Romance Languages and therefore, a man shaped by langu...

    Autor-historik nabízí konkrétní rady a tipy, jak se chovat, abychom v sou?asném sv?t? uchránili demokracii. ?erpá p?itom z d?jin 20. století. V knize jsou ale také stru?né lekce d?jepisu, tak?e se ur?it? i n?co p?iu?íte (to byl t?eba m?j p?ípad). Autor n?k...

  • Cheryl Kennedy
    Sep 28, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

    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...

  • Guillermo Fernandez
    Dec 31, 2017

    ?If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, they need to know some. This is not the end, but a beginning.? The closing lines of this extended essay, divided into twenty lessons on history in its ...

    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 ...

    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...

    Probably the most important book you could read this year. Please read it, then give your copy to someone else to read. ...

    As Duncan Black ("Atrios" at Eschaton) phrased it a few days ago, ?I veer from ?haha Trump's a big dumdum? to ?oh shit we're all going to die.?? Is Trump a clown or an autocrat? A buffoon, or a despot-in-training? I can?t give you a definitive answer, but I am sure o...

    I had read Timothy Snyder before. I still remember that even though much of it was challenging to read - much of it gave me chills to. The book I'm speaking about is "Black Earth":The Holocaust as History and a Warning...published in 2015. And..... here again, Snyder is giving us...

    Please give my review a helpful vote on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/review/R3PWF91... 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 ho...

    Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University, has written a pamphlet reminiscent of Thomas Paine?s Common Sense, written in 1776, at America?s beginning. Snyder?s pamphlet contains twenty admonitions for us to consider as we pay attention to the political environment we see ...

    This is a marvelous little book about how to avoid allowing one's homeland to sink into tyranny. The book really does contain twenty short lessons, practical ways to recognize tyranny and ways to fight it. This book was written after Donald Trump was elected president. Timothy Snyder, ...

    If young people do not begin to make history, politicians of eternity and inevitability will destroy it. And to make history, young Americans will have to know some. "The time is out of joint. O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right." Thus Hamlet. Yet he concludes,"...

    If this is the response to creeping fascism in America, we are in trouble. (Note: for suggested alternatives see comment stream below.) Obviously, Hitler is bad. And some of the advice is unassailable (Contribute to good causes, etc.) But beyond that, the little essays that make...

    Timely read for what is facing the free world in 2017. A Book to show how to be different, read books, find out the truth and don't be a blind follower, because between democracy and tyranny a thin blue line and many are tempted to cross it. Be smart Be a rebel ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    It's sad how timely and necessary this book is, but that's modern America. We live in a broken country gone hog wild on greed. A book like this can help change that. No matter your politics, fascism and authoritarianism arise when we're looking another way, distracted, numb to history....

    I'm going to go a bit against the grain on this one. This book is like the Tuesdays with Morrie version of political activism. Its message boils down to this: Americans are not special; if we don't actively defend our democracy, we can fall into the same trap of authoritarianism that e...

    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...

    ???????? ?? ??????????????? ????? ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ?????? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????? ???? ?? ????????? ? ???? ? ?????? ??????? ? ??? ??...

    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 w...

    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 de...

    After seeing it pop up in my feed, with the de rigueur shining reviews, I've decided to read this book, which I find a magnificent ode to American ignorance. "I have a PhD so I can vent off against Trump and let liberals vent whenever they will talk about having read this book" Does...

    Mercy. I don't know how to respond to this book without reference to the current U.S. political situation. Oh well. As Alexander Pope would say, ?Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,? so on we go! No. Wait. On second thought, let's not be hasty! How 'bout I tell you right n...

    "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 wha...

    On Tyranny shook me. It?s supposed to do that. Timothy Snyder offers 20 concrete actions to take that can resist tyrannical behavior. Some of the actions he recommends are internal ? such as believe in truth. However, he also takes that thought process and suggests external changes...

    ?The president is a nationalist, which is not at all the same thing as a patriot. A nationalist encourages us to be our worst, and then tells us that we are the best. A nationalist, ?although endlessly brooding on power, victory, defeat, revenge,? wrote Orwell, tends to be ?un...

    Throughout the reading of 'On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the twentieth century' (Timothy Snyder, Vintage Publishing, 2017) the figure of Victor Klemperer resonates strongly. Klemperer was a humanist, philologist, and Professor of Romance Languages and therefore, a man shaped by langu...