Reviews

  • "<b>The most coherent manifesto on confronting Trump… powerful.</b>"

    New Statesman
  • "Snyder’s beautifully weighted book is the perfect clear-eyed antidote to [Trump's] deliberate philistinism … <b>Always measured in their observation, these 128 pages are a brief primer in every important thing we might have learned from the history of the last century</b>, and all that we appear to have forgotten … You will read no more relevant field guide to that wisdom than this book."

    Observer
  • "<i>On Tyranny</i> is a slim book that fits alongside your pocket constitution and feels only slightly less vital...<b> Clarifying and unnerving… a memorable work that is grounded in history yet imbued with the fierce urgency of what now.</b>"

    Washington Post
  • "Following paths trodden by Hannah Arendt, Czeslaw Milosz and Václav Havel, Snyder has written a manifesto for surviving the political rampages of our time with our rights and freedoms intact… Snyder’s book is addressed to the American reader, but its message is broader. Read in Budapest or Warsaw, it will have an especial resonance … <b>Slim and accessible, <i>On Tyranny</i> is a book to read quickly, ponder slowly and pass on</b>"

    Prospect
  • "<b>Urgent, indignant, winningly ragged in execution</b>, <i>On Tyranny</i> is in the best tradition of polemical pamphlets. Timely agitprop, it offers some relief from Trump anxiety disorder."

    Daily Telegraph