Category Archives: Book Reviews – Politics

Review of Timothy Snyder’s, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century


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In bite-sized chunks of two to eight (short) pages Timothy Snyder, the Levin Professor of History at Yale University, offers a practical guide to understanding and possibly averting tyranny. [In his new book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.] Continue reading Review of Timothy Snyder’s, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Review of Dionne, Mann, & Ornstein’s, “One Nation After Trump”

I just finished One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported by E.J. Dionne, Thomas Mann & Norman Ornstein.  The authors were once known as the wise men of Washington, and The New Yorker once called Ornstein and Mann the über-respectables.” Continue reading Review of Dionne, Mann, & Ornstein’s, “One Nation After Trump”

Summary of Eric Hoffer’s, The True Believer

Eric Hoffer in 1967, in the Oval Office, visiting President Lyndon Baines JohnsonEric Hoffer in 1967, in the Oval Office, visiting President Lyndon Baines Johnson

Hatred is the most accessible and comprehensive of all the unifying agents … Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a god, but never without a belief in a devil.” ~ Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements Continue reading Summary of Eric Hoffer’s, The True Believer