The lessons that can be learned from our past struggles for democracy are unending, but consider this pocket-sized book a concentrated primer. Holocaust scholar Snyder’s 20 prescriptions bring into focus a better understanding of inequality, offer warnings against fascist ideologies and patterns, and create priorities for resistance: Investigate. Listen for dangerous words. Be calm when the unthinkable arrives. Each bit of wisdom, grounded in both the context of American history and the urgency of the future, present a call to action and a means of survival.
–Marissa, Grass Roots Books & Music, Corvallis, OR
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