On Tyranny Graphic Edition
Nora Krug, Timothy Snyder
A captivating graphic edition of Timothy Snyder’s bestselling book of lessons for surviving and resisting the arc toward authoritarianism, featuring the dazzling storytelling talents of renowned illustrator Nora Krug.
Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny is one of the essential books of recent years, using the darkest moments in twentieth-century history to teach twenty lessons on resisting modern-day authoritarianism. These include a warning to be aware of how symbols used today could affect tomorrow (‘Take responsibility for the face of the world’), an urgent reminder to research everything for yourself and to the fullest extent (‘Investigate’), and an encouragement to use personalised and individualised speech rather than cliched phrases when arguing a point (‘Be kind to our language’).
In this graphic edition, Nora Krug draws from her highly inventive style in Belonging – at once a graphic memoir, collage-style scrapbook, historical narrative and trove of memories – to breathe new life, colour and power into Snyder’s modern classic, turning a quick-read pocket guide of lessons into a visually striking rumination and call for action.
History does not repeat, but it does instruct. In a time of great uncertainty and instability, this edition of On Tyranny emphasises the importance of being active, conscious, and deliberate participants in resistance.
Vastly important, deeply affecting, powerful, magnificent -- Philippe Sands, author of East West Street and The Ratline A more concise, profound, or essential book on the subject does not exist. Snyder's masterwork is a stunning reminder of the myriad, insidious forms oppression takes. Now beautifully illustrated by Nora Krug, On Tyranny is a bellwether for what we must be awake to, and fight against -- J.J. Abrams, filmmaker, Star Trek and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Timothy Snyder is brilliant. On Tyranny is a must read, a clear-eyed guidebook... a manual for how to protect and preserve Democracy. Listen, learn, be kind and courageous. This stunning new edition beautifully illustrated by Nora Krug makes the lessons jump off the page, into our hearts, filling us with the urgent imperative: act now, before it is too late -- Ken Burns, filmmaker We are often told to visualize things that are crucial to commit to memory. In the graphic edition of On Tyranny, Nora Krug has visualized and rendered some of the most valuable lessons of the 20th century which will serve all citizens as we shape the future -- Shepard Fairey, artist and activist On Tyranny is one of the most important books of our time, and Krug enriches Snyder's powerful, accessible text with a transcendent humanity. This book should be read and experienced by everyone, its lessons carved into our hearts -- Nate Powell, graphic novelist, March and Save It for Later It is impossible to overstate the urgency of Timothy Snyder's handbook for recognizing and resisting the normalization of barbarism. Nora Krug illustrates with soulful beauty and the moral clarity of an artist who never flinches. The combination is as hopeful as it is devastating. Krug's illustrated edition of On Tyranny is more than an instant classic. It is an act of resistance - and a gift of love -- Joshua Oppenheimer, filmmaker, The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence A chilling description of how authoritarian mindsets work -- Hillary Clinton
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