The idea that our American democracy is at a dangerous fork in the road is not new, but no one is more keenly aware of the dangers we confront than Yale Professor of History Timothy Snyder, author most recently of “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.” See a brief summary of his twenty lessons below.
I first heard him speak a few days ago in this short (6 min 46 sec) interview with Brian Williams:
Here is Professor Snyder’s summary of the lessons, from his Twitter feed (@TimothyDSnyder):
13/20. Practice corporeal politics. #OnTyranny14/20. Establish a private life. #OnTyranny15/20. Contribute to good causes. #OnTyranny