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On Tyranny

Snyder emphasizes language and truth because his study of history has shown that they can both be distorted to undermine democracy and allow an authoritarian leader or party to seize power. He...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2021 10:14 pm UTC

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On Tyranny

Three lessons of the twenty that Snyder includes in On Tyranny are the following. "Make eye contact and small talk": Snyder says this is not simply a matter of being polite but part of a person's...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2021 1:33 am UTC

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On Tyranny

In On Tyranny, Snyder looks briefly back to the Founding Fathers and their studies of what caused ancient democracies to fail. They paid attention to Aristotle's idea that authoritarian rulers can...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2021 9:45 pm UTC

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