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COMMUNITY READ WITH PUBLIC DISCUSSION “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century” by Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder

Come join the conversation on this essential community read.
Sign up to receive a free copy of On Tyranny in advance of the public event. See our online event page.  Hear the panel discussion with Mabel Berezin, Professor, Department of Sociology; Jonathan Boyarin, Director, Jewish Studies Program; Kevin Gaines, Chair, Africana Studies & Research Center; and Aziz Rana, Professor, Cornell Law School, followed by community conversation.

ABOUT THE BOOK: History does not repeat, but it does instruct. This book presents twenty lessons from the twentieth century, adapted to the circumstances of today. “The Founders 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.” - On Tyranny

This event is organized by the Jewish Studies Program, the Society for the Humanities, the American Studies Program, and the Africana Studies & Research Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Time and Place
October 30, 2017, 4:30 pm
Klarman Hall, Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Cornell Campus