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LWV-Needham Annual Book Review
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
by Timothy Snyder
- How do we defend American institutions and civil society groups?
- “Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century.” How can we learn from experience?
- The path of least resistance leads directly from inevitability to eternity.” How can we avoid this path?
Snyder provides 20 plain and mostly actionable lessons on preventing, or at least forestalling, the repression of lives and minds. Approach this short book the same you would a medical pamphlet warning about an infectious disease. Read it carefully and be on the lookout for symptoms.” (Daniel W. Drezner, The New York Times Book Review)
The book review will take place in a private home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to RSVP.
The coordinator will send a list of topics from the book that each participant chooses. The chapters are very short, so participants will pick 2 plus some opinion or recent article to comment on the topic. Group discussion will follow.
Note: The book or ebook can be borrowed from the library or purchased at booksellers. Available in paperback and ebook formats.