My top thoughts:
I read this book over an extended period, in little snippets as part of my Miracle Morning routine. I really enjoyed the way Snyder was able to provide concrete examples in just the last century of pitfalls to democracy and stable society that we are currently observing happening again. It was very relevant, even if I don’t necessarily agree with every step he suggests we should take to preserve our democracy. For one, he’s clearly coming from the position of someone who enjoys male white privilege and won’t be putting jeopardizing his own safety to be so bold.
Who I think would like it:
Anyone who’s concerned about the state of politics in the United States and isn’t deluded by our current president or his ever-changing staff. This is a book that is clear in recognizing that Trump is not a good president and his presidency is a very real threat to the United States democratic future. So if you’re a Trump fan, this isn’t the book for you.
Berls Reiews ON TYRANNY by Timothy Snyder. A very relevant book for our current political environment. 4/5 stars Click To Tweet