On Tyranny
On Tyranny Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century By Snyder, Timothy Book - 2017

I am wondering why such an important topic is delivered in the form of tiniest book size ever? Just to be published and go “under the radar”? Anyhow, you need to start with this one and continue broadening your views with many others.... The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt for example....

Lesson number one: Do not obey in advance (anticipatory obedience is a political tragedy)
Lesson number five: Remember professional ethics (do not confuse ethics with the emotions of the moment)
Lesson number eight: Stand out (It’s easy to follow along...)
Lesson number nine: Be kind to our language (Avoid pronouncing the phrases everyone else does....)
Lesson number seventeen: Listen for dangerous words (...by manufacturing a general conviction that the present moment is exceptional, and then transforming that state of exception into a permanent emergency....)

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