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Publisher Description

#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

Politics & Current Events
February 28
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

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Useful information compacted into a short/relatively easy read. Recommended by Jane Elliott and now recommended (by me) to anyone who doesn’t think America is treading a thin line to fascism muddled with untruth, misinformation, and the rejection of education.

Newuserme ,

A MUST read!!

Those that can’t remember the past are condemned to repeat. We can’t take democracy for granted.

Fleuryar ,

For now, we are out of danger…

Dangerous times of Trump resembling beginning of nazi regime. Those that consider this an exaggeration are playing with fire. 73 million Americans voted with Trump and only 5% of population more, voted against Trump. The other factor that prevented destruction of democracy was refuse to bent the rules by judges and local politicians of the same political affiliation . Finally the absence of resolved leadership between occupants of Capitol assured failure of Trump movement. But new leaders from rows of Republicans senators looked extremely interested to continue the work of Trump. And this guys are much more clever and more energetic than the old ogre. I’m not sure we are out of the woods and only the future will show.

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