On Tyranny Book Summary (PDF) by Timothy Snyder

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Why This Book Matters:

On Tyranny discusses the importance of recognizing the signals of tyranny so people can be better prepared to protect themselves.

The Big Takeaways:

  1. Prevent tyranny by being aware of the political and military climate.
    1. If A military presence that is not certified by the state is something to be concerned about.
  2. Do not justify or brush off hazardous dialect and imagery.
    1. Stop regimes from oppressing its foes by refusing to go along with it.
  3. Stay informed about the current climate to avoid becoming blinded by propaganda.
    1. Reading books is an easy way to stay informed because they offer more details.
  4. Discusses social inequities to keep your community a community.
    1. Those bonded by common goals, as opposed to religion or politics, are more likely to be successful.
  5. Protect your confidentiality and maintain your data to protect freedom.
    1. Do not overshare on social media. Regimes use your data as bullets.

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