Prof history Timothy Snyder, ON TYRANNY


it’s about principles and upholding standards

20 Lessons from the 20th Century About How to Defend Democracy from Authoritarianism, According to Yale Historian Timothy Snyder in History | January 20th, 2017


Review of "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century" by Timothy Snyder



MSNBC Rachel Maddow is the TDS goat leading the herd of TDS sheep to slaughter. Lost all creditability in the logical world. To prove this point she is having Prof Timothy Snyder on the show to try and establish creditability. Doesn’t work for hard working Americans. “Real Time” host Bill Maher slammed Hunter Biden’s business ties to Ukraine, suggesting MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow would be talking about it if it were one of President Trump’s children. He is correct. She is a bias newscaster.

Let’s not talk about bias. No one is claiming she’s not - nor that she is a perfect newscaster - they don’t exist anymore.

Guess they never actually did, it’s just we had a more civil nation in general once. You know the first time I walked in the US Capital, you could walk right through the door, smile at the nice guard and as I remember sign a little book, then off to wonder the halls. Early 1970s. Look what they’ve done to our world ma.

But the substance of the book is what I’m trying to highlight, of course you’d chose to obfuscate and distract from the substance of the matter at hand -


Ridicule the messengers such a winning strategy in the land of the lost.


Carlos Lozada, Book critic

February 24, 2017

ON TYRANNY: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

By Timothy Snyder

Tim Duggan Books. 128 pp. $7.99

The early cautions that Donald Trump could become an American strongman, trampling our sad checks and loser balances, came in the late spring of last year — and they were both dire and a bit conflicted. “Trump is an extinction-level event” for American democracy, Andrew Sullivan declared in New York magazine, even while wondering if he was overreacting. And Washington Post columnist Robert Kagan’s broadside, “This is how fascism comes to America,” was as much an attack on a feckless Republican Party for falling in line behind Trump’s nomination as a surefire prediction of what was to be.

Now, nine months later, the warnings have become more specific and resigned, and thus even more believable. Trump may attract scorn and ridicule — think of the late-night jokes, low approval ratings and all that #NotMyPresident stuff — but he elicits ever stronger fears of homegrown authoritarianism. In the latest Atlantic, David Frum paints a plausible landscape of American illiberalism circa 2020, when voting is harder, self-censorship is rampant, Congress is submissive, graft is pervasive and truth is ever hazier. This is the gradual eclipse of liberty, “not by diktat and violence, but by the slow, demoralizing process of corruption and deceit,” he writes. …



Since I’m talking substance:

Here’s a link to the 20 points themselves.

If Melania walked in on our Dotard reestablishing his carnal relationship with the Playboy Bunny. His defense would be that Joe and Hunter Biden abused the poor girl and he was just trying to console her.