On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

by Timothy Snyder


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#1 New York Times Bestseller • A historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America's turn towards authoritarianism.

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.

On Tyranny is a call to arms and a guide to resistance, with invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come.

"Mr. Snyder is a rising public intellectual unafraid to make bold connections between past and present." —The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804190114
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 31
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Timothy Snyder is the Levin 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.

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Timothy warns us that historical cycles, inevitable good ends and eternal dangers are myths that lull our minds to sleep. They allow us to float with the tide. This is a necessary read for those living during the Trump administration.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must be read by all who care about America and its future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this articulate explanation of the current seemingly unexpected and shocking events that are actually very predictable given the current American views.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read book for the Trump era.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Scares me to death! unfortunately I think he hit the nail right on the head! I think our country is in for some hard times ahead!
TrueBlueCoondog More than 1 year ago
This little book is THE most important reading for today's American. A concise, non-biased realities presented based in FACT. Warning: it is full of mirrors. I am purchasing 2 additional copies to mail to my Senators!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick read - a must read! Especially during these times of chaotic democracy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Be warned vulnerable Patriots. Looks can be deceiving. Your strong man might actually be your greatest enemy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most important book I have read this year! It is a quick read, but recommended reading for all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book articulates for me what I felt but could not express rationally. Read it and see for yourself
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this to anyone wishing to understand our current political moment.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A "highly" recommended read for fellow Americans who love our country are truly concerned about our nation's current state of upheaval, dissension and division under the Trump administration. Thought-provoking and chilling - I read it in one sitting and I'm tempted to buy multiple copies to share with others. (...Should be mandatory reading for all members of Congress at this time.)
Anonymous 11 months ago
Such a small book & it packs a huge punch! A warning for all Americans (and citizens of any democracy) as more and more of these lessons are facing US citizens everyday. This is a great book for graduates. Pair it with a copy of the Constitution and hopefully instill in young people a real understanding that what we hold most dear about our democracy can be easily lost if we don't actively work to protect it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sadly the book is so true. Well written and easy to read . All high school and college students should read .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A short well-written book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don’t miss this. Tune into author interview/presentations on YouTube or BooK-TV.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a quick read but a must read. Calm, practical, insightful.
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Michelle DaRosa 4 days ago
I keep this by my bed; if you care about taking care of our country
Anonymous 10 days ago
Couple this one with "On Bullsh*t" by Harry G. Fankfurt and you'll have two tiny volumes about the gargantuan threats we face as a country.
Anonymous 6 months ago
good read, many relevant points and advice
Anonymous 12 months ago
A book to be read by all Americans, especially our youth!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago