Dr. Timothy Snyder: Lessons on Fighting Tyranny (Lesson #2)

This is a series of posts involving Dr. Timothy Snyder’s book On Tyranny. In the book, Snyder, a professor at Yale University who specializes in the history of tyrannical movements, shares twenty lessons on how to address and defeat tyranny.

Each lessons contains a short amount of text as well as a video featuring Snyder expanding on the text. This is lesson #2:

Lesson #2: Defend Institutions

“Follow the courts or the media, or a court or a newspaper. Do not speak of ‘our institutions’ unless you are making them yours by acting on their behalf.
Institutions don’t protect themselves. They go down like dominoes unless each is defended from the beginning.”


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