On Tyranny - Timothy Snyder

On Tyranny

By Timothy Snyder

  • Release Date: 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
Score: 4.5
From 96 Ratings


#1 Washington Post Bestseller
New York Times Bestseller

The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism.  Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.


  • Thought provoking, informative and tapping the beat of truth

    By Oipe
    Be sure to read this one. Don't miss it.
  • On tyranny (Snyder))

    By Steveo-coolo
    This book tells you everything you may have been afraid to know. Clear and to the point. Should be read in every household in America. Steven Gutman
  • Tyranny

    By Gypsy mil
    The guy with one star he didn't understand the book. Wow scary wake up America.
  • A disappointment

    By alanol
    Author is unabashedly anti-Trump. His constant comparisons to Hitler are distorted and tedious. I was hoping for an objective assessment of a topic that is relevant - tyranny. Tyranny is when a government compels, by force or fear, an individual to accept and support values that are contrary to his personal beliefs. Tyranny is when government forces an individual to buy a product that is not wanted or needed. This work is worthy in as much as the chapter titles are instructive. It fails badly once the text is read. This effort is reduced to a political "hit job" driven by personal animus. Sad.
  • "Do not obey in advance."

    By Gunz Borgia
    I saw Timmothy Snyder on Bill Mahr have a well composed, educated debate and I was sold. If we the people stand idly by instead of upholding our civic duties, history can and will repeat itself.
  • Excellent

    By PiperOno123
    This is an excellent, must read book for the times we are living in. The person that gave it one star obviously did not read this.
  • Scary

    By Loki & me
    I wasn't going to buy this but after reading the one star review, " just another attack on Trump comparing him to Hitler", I'm sold! Great read, very informative. Thanks!
  • Tyranny. 20 lessons from the 20th Century.

    By Keshishian
    Save your time and money. Just another hyper partisan attack on Trump, comparing him to Hitler!