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message 1: by David (new)

David I really really hate this book. Review when I force myself to finish the damn thing.


message 2: by France (new)

France I am affraid it is not a rant, we live it as reality. First comes relativisation of the values (“všeci kradnú...” = everyone is a theft”), disbelief in institutions (“...můžete objednat stíháni...”= you can order prosecutions), then comes supplying with akternative truths (“pravda už není černobílá...”= the truth is no more blak and white) . And this is just two examples from the public space in a medium-sized medium-important country.


message 3: by Sylvia (new)

Sylvia Thank you. Snyder is a fraud.


message 4: by Randy (new)

Randy I started to read it with great interests, but after a couple of chapters, I had the impression that all the problems in Russia, then Europe and US, were caused by Russia. Although my impression could be inaccurate, but I stopped.


message 5: by France (new)

France Nowhere in his book is said that ALL the problems in Russia, Europe or U.S. are caused by Russia. But it is said that current Russia is a society built upon fascist ideas, a dangerous and unconfortable neighbour (Ukraine), lier partner (malaisian aircraft crash) and it is influencing internaĺ political discussion in other countries.
Yout generalizing comment is invalid.


message 6: by Randy (last edited Apr 11, 2019 05:48AM) (new)

Randy I read this one and How Democracies Die at the same time, and I enjoyed the latter a lot. I couldn't quite pinpoint the reason, but I just didn't really like this one, so I stopped after less than 2 chapters. So my opinion could very well be wrong, and I said something like that (but not as strongly). One thing I got away from the book is Ivan Ilyin, whose influence was very fascinating (not positive way).


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