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The Road to Unfreedom by Timothy Snyder
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it was amazing
bookshelves: history, politics

"All of the virtues depend upon truth, and truth depends upon them all. Final truth in this world is unattainable, but its pursuit leads the individual away from unfreedom. The temptation to believe what feels right assails us at all times from all directions. Authoritarianism begins when we can no longer tell the difference between the true and the appealing. The cynic who decides that there is no truth is the citizen who welcomes the tyrant."

Flipping brilliant. If you decide to read only one non-fiction book this year make it this one.
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Reading Progress

March 16, 2018 – Started Reading
March 16, 2018 – Shelved
March 16, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
March 16, 2018 – Shelved as: history
March 19, 2018 – Finished Reading
May 17, 2018 – Shelved as: politics

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Laurie Found it a little difficult to get through the introductory chapter, but once past it ... fascinating.

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