Sunday, January 01, 2017
Things To Keep In Mind For The New Year - 10 of 20
(holidays... time goes by... back again...)
--> 10. Practice corporeal politics.
Power wants your body softening in your chair and your emotions dissipating on the screen.
Put your body in unfamiliar places with unfamiliar people.
Make new friends and march with them.
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, #10 of twenty lessons from the twentieth century, adapted to the circumstances of today.