Friday, December 09, 2016

Things To Keep In Mind As The New Year Approaches - 9 of 20

--> (well, that last nine days just flew by me... back at it...)

9. Investigate. 

Figure things out for yourself. 

Spend more time with long articles. 

Subsidize investigative journalism by subscribing to print media. 

Realize that some of what is on your screen is there to harm you. 

Bookmark PropOrNot or other sites that investigate foreign propaganda pushes.

Yale historian and Holocaust expert Timothy Snyder wrote: "Americans 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. Now is a good time to do so." 
Snyder's a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (which includes former Secretaries of State), and consults on political situations around the globe. He says: 

Above, #9 of twenty lessons from the twentieth century, adapted to the circumstances of today.

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