Bethany Taylor, Sustainability Outreach Coordinator, is reading...On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
By: Timothy Snyder
I’m reading On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder. A friend of my mother’s recommended the book as a timely look at the parallels between current political turmoil and the Fascist forces that gave rise to WWII. This woman has sent On Tyranny to every US Senator, as a means of encouraging them all to rise above partisan squabbles and, together, stand up for Democracy and freedom. The book is a short 115 page read and Snyder makes every word matter. I recommend it to anyone who wonders how we got to where we are as a country, where we might be going, and what ordinary people can do to not be ruled by fear and hatred. I’m waiting for confirmation that the books have been delivered to Washington because I’m excited to call my Senators to ask what they thought about the book.