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On Tyranny, by Timothy Snyder: an Authoritarianism Book Club Review

Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny is a deceptively small book. You will be surprised to get it in your hand. But really, it doesn’t need to be all that much larger. It shouldn’t take most people more than an hour to … Continue reading

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Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited, by Aldous Huxley: A Review

Brave New World holds one of those distinctive places in literature, that of a book that people “know,” in some sense, even if they haven’t read it. Like its colleague in dystopian imaginings, 1984, Brave New World is a book … Continue reading

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Titus Livy and Today: Thoughts on Names from Long Ago

Reading a piece on the Huffington Post (I only go there for the articles, honestly) led me to wonder about a figure identified, with typical HuffPo understatedness as “Trump ‘Intellect’ Unmasked,” an individual called Michael Anton. What I found most … Continue reading

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