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Episode 81: On Tyranny: In the 1900s, dictators rose to power across Europe as democracies fell to fascists and communists. History Professor Timothy Snyder argues that democracy today is far from invincible, and translates lessons from the 20th century to guide Americans now.

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In the 1900s, dictators rose to power across Europe as democracies fell to fascists and communists. History Professor Timothy Snyder argues that democracy today is far from invincible, and translates lessons from the 20th century to guide Americans now.   For More on This Topic: Read his short best-selling book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. Check out his recent piece in TIME Magazine and listen to his interview on NPR.   Further Reading: How Today's Populism Dismantles Democracy Worldwide, Erica Frantz, Michigan State University How Civic Organizations Can Develop Effective Leaders, Attract Members, and Enhance American Democracy, Hahrie Han, University of California, Santa Barbara

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