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Timothy Snyder 2017

Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century

Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century

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Author: Timothy Snyder
Publisher: Glade
Language: Czech
Release year: 2017

One of the leading intellectuals of today, the historian Timothy Snyder, comes after the great historical works Bloody Land and Black Land with a contribution to the current debate on the future fate of liberal democracy. Twenty lessons from European history of the 20th century show that the collapse of society, democracy and morality, as well as our personal failure in the conditions of political crises, is nothing unimaginable.

Guided by the irrational myths of fascism, Nazism and communism, our parents and grandparents built walls against troubling global threats. We are certainly not smarter than them, but we have the advantage that we can learn from their experience and resist the emerging tyrannies in time. According to Snyder, now, in the conditions of current political developments in America and in Europe, is the right time for this.

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