On Tyranny

£16.99

History does not repeat, but it does instruct. In the 20th century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and established rule by an elite with a monopoly on truth. European history shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary people can find themselves in unimaginable circumstances. History can familiarise, and it can warn. Today, we are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to totalitarianism in the 20th century. But when the political order seems imperilled, our advantage is that we can learn from their experience to resist the advance of tyranny. Now is a good time to do so.

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A captivating graphic edition of Timothy Snyder’s bestselling book of lessons for surviving and resisting the arc toward authoritarianism.

Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny is one of the essential books of recent years, using the darkest moments in twentieth-century history to teach twenty lessons on resisting modern-day authoritarianism. These include a warning to be aware of how symbols used today could affect tomorrow, an urgent reminder to research everything for yourself and to the fullest extent, and an encouragement to use personalised and individualised speech rather than clichéd phrases when arguing a point

In this graphic edition, Nora Krug draws from her highly inventive style in Heimat – at once a graphic memoir, collage-style scrapbook, historical narrative and trove of memories – to breathe new life, colour and power into Snyder’s modern classic, turning a quick-read pocket guide of lessons into a visually striking rumination and call for action.

On Tyranny is a must read, a clear-eyed guidebook’ Ken Burns

History does not repeat, but it does instruct. In a time of great uncertainty and instability, this edition of On Tyranny emphasises the importance of being active, conscious, and deliberate participants in resistance.

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Weight 0.666 kg
Dimensions 26.3 × 18.8 × 1.8 cm
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Cover

Hardback

Pages

128

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

321.90222 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K