‘We have at most a year to defend American democracy, perhaps less’

Trump “doesn’t seem to care about the institutions and the laws except insofar as they appear as barriers to the goal of permanent kleptocratic authoritarianism and immediate personal gratification.  It is all about him all of time, it is not about the citizens and our political traditions.”

Those are the words of “Timothy Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University and the author of numerous books of European history, including Bloodlands and Black Earth.  His most recent book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, will be published at the end of the month. This is the English version of an interview published in Süddeutsche Zeitung on February 7, with some additional information due to current developments.” Read it here.

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