Important People in On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century

Timothy Snyder
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Donald Trump

Donald Trump is the President of the United States. Although he is never mentioned by name in the text, he is referenced repeatedly by his title. Snyder clearly believes that Trump represents a threat to American democracy. Throughout the book, the author denounces many of Trump’s actions and statements, often comparing them to Hitler’s in the early days of the Nazi regime. Though the implicit criticisms are numerous, Snyder’s explicit criticism of Trump focuses on three areas. First, he notes the President’s use of private security forces and calls for violence among his own supporters to suppress dissent at his campaign rallies. These actions are similar to ones taken by Hitler during his campaigns. Second, Snyder criticizes Trump’s rejection of verifiable facts and willingness to distort information for his own political gains. This also, has been a common tactic for tyrants...

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