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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century - Community Reviews back

by Timothy Snyder
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TeaStitchRead rated it 10 months ago
Title: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century Author: Timothy Snyder Publish Date: February 28, 2017 Publisher: Tim Duggan Books Format: E-book Source: Own copy Date Read: June 12th and 15th, 2020 Review As I mentioned before, I think this book would be perfect as a textbook for a...
XOX rated it 1 year ago
What's going on in the world is when good people fall asleep, and didn't learn from history and not see the warning sign. Putin is the bad guy, and manipulative as hell. Russia influence on American politics is real. China is actually using economic and other tactics to get its way. If the democr...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 2 years ago
Everyone should read this. It is interesting how Snyder does not, refuses even, to refer to Trump by name. He is simply the president (in lower case). Snyder stresses the importance of knowledge and how information should come from more than media. The twenty steps are vitally important and it is te...
A Voracious Reader
A Voracious Reader rated it 2 years ago
Book source ~ Library I don’t normally read non-fiction, but I found this on someone else’s book list/post/blog (sorry I can’t remember which or who) and felt it extremely relevant in these dangerous times. Because they are dangerous. It’s unreal to me that Hitler isn’t that far back in our histor...
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it 3 years ago
Rating: 5* of five Not for its perfection of style but for its perfection of wisdom and its amazing timeliness. As I write this on 24 March 2018, I saw the face of our future president in Emma Gonzalez as she stood silent, focused, determined, at a march made by young people to demand their lives ...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 3 years ago
Just reread this a bit less than a year after reading it the first time. It's lost some shine. I still don't find it as partisan as many others. This is probably because I feel like the chapter titles and their very short descriptions are the important parts of this political leaflet-like book. If...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 4 years ago
On Tyranny is a bare-bones lesson in modern examples of Fascism and Totalitarianism. Snyder presents his information in an easy to absorb list format, each item giving you historical context, warning signs, and ways to defend against common pitfalls and traps. My first inclination was to say I wish ...
Jess Reads
Jess Reads rated it 4 years ago
This little book packs a punch. If you’re feeling uneasy about the state of the world, this may not alleviate your fears, but it may better prepare you for thoughtful action to prevent making the same mistakes committed during the previous century. The only reason I call this a "coffee table book" i...
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