On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Category: Book
By (author): Snyder, Timothy
Subject:  HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
Publisher: Crown
Published: February 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.20in x 4.40in x 0.40in
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From The Publisher*We are rapidly ripening for fascism. This American writer leaves us with no illusions about ourselves. -Svetlana Alexievich, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism.  Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.
Review Quote*"Timothy Snyder reasons with unparalleled clarity, throwing the past and future into sharp relief. He has written the rare kind of book that can be read in one sitting but will keep you coming back to help regain your bearings. Put a copy in your pocket and one on your bedside table, and it will help you keep going for the next four years or however long it takes." -Masha Gessen

"Easily the most compelling volume among the early resistance literature. . . . A slim book that fits alongside your pocket Constitution and feels only slightly less vital. . . . Clarifying and unnerving. . . . A memorable work that is grounded in history yet imbued with the fierce urgency of what now." -Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post
Biographical NoteTimothy Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University. He is the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. Snyder is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a permanent fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.