Nora Krug

On Tyranny (Graphic Edition)
  • On Tyranny (Graphic Edition)

  • A graphic edition of Timothy Snyder's On Tyranny, the New York Times bestselling guide to protect democracy and resist modern-day authoritarianism.

    In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism. From Nazism to communism, these were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth.

    Societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary people can find themselves in unimaginable circumstances. In On Tyranny, Timothy Snyder provided twenty essential lessons to avoid the same fate as the Europeans who saw democracy yield to totalitarianism. In this graphic edition, award-winning illustrator Nora Krug creates a highly inventive, vivid portrait of those important lessons, bringing action to life with colour and creativity.

    In a time of uncertainty and instability, On Tyranny emphasizes the importance of deliberate participation in resistance.

Nora Krug is a German-American author, illustrator and associate professor in the Illustration Program at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. Her drawings and visual narratives have appeared in publications including The New York Times, the Guardian and le Monde Diplomatique, and in a number of anthologies. A recipient of numerous prestigious fellowships, her books are included in the Library of Congress and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University. Her illustrations have been recognized with three gold medals from the Society of Illustrators and a Silver Cube from the New York Art Directors Club. Krug's work has been exhibited internationally, and her animations shown at the Sundance Film Festival.

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