On Tyranny Graphic Edition: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

by Nora Krug


On Tyranny Graphic Edition: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century | 9781847927064 | Nora Krug

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Published:28/10/2021 by Vintage Publishing


A captivating graphic edition of Timothy Snyder’s bestselling book of lessons for surviving and resisting the arc toward authoritarianism, featuring the dazzling storytelling talents of renowned illustrator Nora Krug.

Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny is one of the essential books of recent years, using the darkest moments in twentieth-century history to teach twenty lessons on resisting modern-day authoritarianism. These include a warning to be aware of how symbols used today could affect tomorrow (‘Take responsibility for the face of the world’), an urgent reminder to research everything for yourself and to the fullest extent (‘Investigate’), and an encouragement to use personalised and individualised speech rather than cliched phrases when arguing a point (‘Be kind to our language’).

In this graphic edition, Nora Krug draws from her highly inventive style in Belonging – at once a graphic memoir, collage-style scrapbook, historical narrative and trove of memories – to breathe new life, colour and power into Snyder’s modern classic, turning a quick-read pocket guide of lessons into a visually striking rumination and call for action.

History does not repeat, but it does instruct. In a time of great uncertainty and instability, this edition of On Tyranny emphasises the importance of being active, conscious, and deliberate participants in resistance.

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