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Prerequisite for tonight: On Tyranny- Be Wary of Paramilitaries

On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder is the Problems of Democracy book we should have read in high school. It’s never too late. The original came out in 2016 with 20 lessons on how to keep your head when everyone around you is going MAGA. It was recently updated with additional lessons on the history of Ukraine and the current war. Highly recommended.

But if reading is not your thing, you can get the original edition in graphic novel format. It still has text but the pictures are more relatable.

Anyway, Snyder has mini-lessons in video format. (It’s almost like he’s trying to tell us something…). And since tonight’s hearings are going to focus on the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, this lesson was particularly relevant. It’s not too long at 7:31 minutes.

I won’t say “enjoy!” But at least you’ll be ready to evaluate what they present tonight.

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