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Timothy Snyder
Opening the future by understanding the past.
Created 10 Mar 2021
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  • Lesson 3. Beware the one-party state (podcast).
    12 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 19 0
    “Lesson 3. Beware the one-party state. The parties that remade states and suppressed rivals were not omnipotent from the start. They exploited a historic moment to make political life impossible for t...
  • Lesson 5. Remember professional ethics (video).
    12 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 1
    Dear Subscribers, this is the fifth in a series of twenty videos made in connection with the release of the graphic edition of On Tyranny. The link to the video is here. I will be discussing the book ...
  • Lesson 2. Defend institutions (podcast)
    09 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 19 0
    The last podcast was about lesson one, not obeying in advance. That is the first lesson of On Tyranny because all of the others depend upon it. If we do obey in advance, if we normalize what is coming...
  • Lesson 4. Take responsibility for the face of the world (video)
    09 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 2
    On Tyranny is about the things that we can do, some bigger, most smaller, to alter our politics and hinder repressive forms of government. It is easy to get lost in the crises and the headlines and to...
  • Lesson 1. Do not obey in advance (podcast)
    05 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 28 1
    Today is the publication day of a new graphic edition of my book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. Thanks to the extraordinary artwork of Nora Krug, it is now a deeper and better ...
  • Lesson 3: Beware the one-party state (video)
    05 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 2
    Dear Subscribers, here you will find the video for the third lesson of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. Today is a special day for the book, since today is the publication date o...
  • Lesson 2: Defend Institutions (video)
    03 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 13 5
    Dear Subscribers: here is the second of twenty videos, as I bring the lessons up to date for the challenges now facing us. The new graphic edition of On Tyranny will be published this coming Tuesday. ...
  • Lesson 1: Do Not Obey in Advance (video)
    29 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 23 9
    Dear Subscribers, As promised, over the summer I made twenty videos about the lessons of my political pamphlet On Tyranny, in which I apply the lessons to our present circumstances. As we work through...
  • The Delta Mist
    17 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 71 17
    Subscribe now In spring 2020, as the covid pandemic began, I was mystified that we seemed to be speaking so little about testing. I left the United States that July, and returned this August, a few we...
  • My Shadow Beside Me (audio)
    31 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 6
    As we near the anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War in Europe, I am sending on the audio versions of two posts about Holocaust literature. Share Subscribe now Read more
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