On Tyranny

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

by Timothy Snyder

Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century, where democracy fell under the forces of fascism, Nazism and communism. The question we face now is how to we prevent it from falling again? The answer lies in the past.

On Tyranny looks to the past to examine the Founding Father's battles for democracy in the face of tyranny, so that we may learn from their experience.