On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century

History does not repeat, but it does instruct. In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary people can find themselves in unimaginable circumstances. History can familiarise, and it can warn. Today, we are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to totalitarianism in the twentieth century. But when the political order seems imperilled, our advantage is that we can learn from their experience to resist the advance of tyranny. Now is a good time to do so.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781847924889
Categories BX, History, New Arrivals, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Humanities
Author(s) Timothy Snyder
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Pages 128
Format Paperback?
Dimensions 12.9cm x 0.9cm x 19.8cm
Weight 0.118 kg

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