Megalomania Monday

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Timothy Snyder, a Yale scholar and an authority on European political history, has spent decades studying the rise of fascist movements. With the ascension of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, Snyder sees echoes from history, and warns that the time to save America from autocracy is in short supply.

“I think things have tightened up very fast; we have at most a year to defend the republic, perhaps less,” Snyder stated in an interview with German outlet Süddeutsche Zeitung. “What happens in the next few weeks is very important.”

Snyder, whose multiple books include On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, points out that Americans must dispense with wishful thinking about institutions helping to curb Trump’s power. In fact, that misguided notion is precisely what landed us in this situation.

@ ALTERNET

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14 Responses to Megalomania Monday

  1. Den says:

    Where the road ends…

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  2. º¿carol says:

    Another nice day in the neighborhood, plenty of sun again.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Up to the TVD bridge and return without splashing through standing water in an unspeedy 50 minutes. A circling Swainson’s hawk, seen twice.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    7 pm

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    I recently learned that potatoes are in the nightshade family. Do you avoid potatoes, Den?

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  6. Den says:

    Been on a movie binge, free HBO, Cinemax and Showtime all weekend including today on Dish. watched 6 or 8, can’t remember.

    Monsoon continues with wind, terror tree still there, knock on wood.

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  7. Den says:

    At least some people keep their skeletons in the closet well manicured.

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