Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Things To Keep In Mind For The New Year - 13 of 20

13. Hinder the one-party state. 

The parties that took over states were once something else. 

They exploited a historical moment to make political life impossible for their rivals. 

Vote in local and state elections while you can.

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

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