Timothy Snyder, one of the greatest historians and social scientists of our time, is back with On Tyranny, a brand-new game-changer that takes us back a century to help better understand the ups and downs of our civilization and to learn from the mistakes of the past.
The Founding Fathers of the US, the people that single-handedly created this country, knew very well of the dangerous ideas that could consume a man and make him do all kinds of crazy, destructive and inhumane things. They wanted to protect the American citizens from the tyranny that devastated the lives of millions in the previous centuries. And today, in the 21st century, the world and the United States are facing new threats, new challenges that are on par with the totalitarianism that crippled so many good folks back in the day.
The Europeans thought that they could handle the ever-growing and ever-changing "face" of democracy, but they ended up turning it into fascism and communism. So, how does the US protect itself from the horrors of that? Well, we can all learn from the mistakes of the others and put more heart and soul into creating a peaceful, loving, caring community where people have equal rights.
True, that's pretty much the hardest task for any country and/or community, but America has always been the "stronghold" for democracy, and now it's time for us to prove once again that we are indeed the leaders of the free world and that we can and will be a great example for all the other struggling countries. On Tyranny is an essential book for the modern-day generation, as it will educate the young boys and girls (and the grown-ups too) on how to protect yourself, your family and your country and turn America into Heaven on Earth.