Category Archives: Politics – Tyranny

“Impeachment as a struggle to save democracy — from the pathological cult of Donald Trump”

Paul Rosenberg  recently wrote one of the most frightening articles about the political situation in the USA that I’ve read, “Impeachment as a struggle to save democracy — from the pathological cult of Donald Trump.” Its main theme is that “History shows how democracy can give way to “pathocracy” ruled by disordered individuals.” Continue reading “Impeachment as a struggle to save democracy — from the pathological cult of Donald Trump”

How far will Republicans go to destroy democracy? And can they still be stopped?

I’ve recently been avoiding political posts because the situation in the USA is so dire and depressing. Democracy and the rule of law are under assault as never before and the prospects for our becoming a truly authoritarian state are real, Continue reading How far will Republicans go to destroy democracy? And can they still be stopped?

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