Date: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
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Free copies of the book are available for University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College students, faculty and staff, at the Campus Library thanks to a generous donation from the UW Bothell Diversity Council. To get a free copy of On Tyranny, come to the circulation desk on the first floor of the library. We have only a limited number of copies, so please come to pick yours up soon!
Borrow from a Local Library
Copies are available through King County Library System, Sno-Isle Libraries, and Seattle Public Libraries. Audio and eBook versions also available.
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University Bookstore - located in Bothell, the U-District, Mill Creek and Tacoma
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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.
Timothy Snyder is the Levin Professor of History at Yale University and the author of the books On Tyranny, Black Earth, and Bloodlands. His work has received the literature award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Hannah Arendt Prize, and the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
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At our Winter 2018 Community Reads Conversation Event, we discussed future actions that we could take to enact some of the shared values discussed in the text in 'real life'. Participants wrote down these action items on sticky notes, which we compiled. The image below represents their responses.