Soul Searching in the Age of Authoritarianism
People are rising up in countries where it is very dangerous to do so. Be their ally and fight for human rights. Do not obey in advance.
While participating in Ruth Ben-Ghiat’s weekly Lucid talks, where she drops knowledge on authoritarianism, one of Lucid’s members reminded the audience that Yale Professor Timothy Snyder’s first rule of fighting tyranny is “Do Not Obey In Advance.”
Snyder wrote: “Most of the power of authoritarianism is freely given. In times like these, individuals thin…
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