Thursday, January 19, 2017
Things To Keep In Mind For The New Year - 16 of 20
16. Learn from others in other countries.
Keep up your friendships abroad, or make new friends abroad.
The present difficulties here are an element of a general trend.
And no country is going to find a solution by itself.
Make sure you and your family have passports.
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, #16 of twenty lessons from the twentieth century, adapted to the circumstances of today.