Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Things To Keep In Mind For The New Year - 12 of 20
12. Take responsibility for the face of the world.
Notice the swastikas and the other signs of hate.
Do not look away and do not get used to them.
Remove them yourself and set an example for others to do so.
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, #12 of twenty lessons from the twentieth century, adapted to the circumstances of today.