On tyranny : twenty lessons from the twentieth century (eBook, ) [frikilife.com]H alfway through this crisply produced little book, Timothy Snyder makes the case for the printed word. Avoid pronouncing the phrases everyone else does. Make an effort to separate yourself from the internet. Read books. And while I was doing so I was struck by a thought that maybe creeps into your head as often as it creeps into mine these days. The thought runs like this: it is good to be reading these words not on a screen but on a clean white sunlit page not only for the tactile pleasure it gives but also because it is the only way I can be sure that this interaction is just between me and the author of this book.
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
In previous books, Holocaust historian Timothy Snyder dissected the events and values that enabled the rise of Hitler and Stalin and the execution of their catastrophic policies. With Twenty Lessons, Snyder draws from the darkest hours of the twentieth century to provide hope for the twenty-first. As he writes, "Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism and communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Rating: not yet rated 0 with reviews - Be the first. Click here to download Orland Park Public Library ebook.
Editorial Reviews. Review. A Washington Post Notable Book "We are rapidly ripening for . And at only $ (on Kindle) you can't afford not to buy it. For those who found his list of 20 points elsewhere on the web for free, don't let that suffice.
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Look Inside. Feb 28, Minutes Buy. Feb 28, ISBN Feb 28, Minutes. The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy.