On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

By Timothy Snyder
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#1 New York Times Bestseller 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.

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    It's better to do something before it's too late
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    This is simple, wise book about citizen responsibility to guard democracy - great for a book club discussion, especially during the Trump era. Snyder, a renowned historian, applies lessons learned that lead to the decline of freedom.
    - Peg Parnell