In this historic, highly distributed, hyper online, super connected time, together we are writing the first draft of the history of 2020.
Unless a miracle cure for Covid19 emerges, we are going to have to learn to avoid superspreaders, and to avoid becoming superspreaders.
Timothy Snyder, the author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century, is Housum Professor of History at Yale University. At the simplest, this timely book draws parallels between the Trump administration and the Third Reich. In the prologue, Snyder reminds us that history does not repeat but that it does instruct, that it … Continue reading On Tyranny
Link: You can vote on my Amazon review of the book here. Thanks. The author has linked to this review on his blog. Offence : The Hindu Case is one in the series, Manifestos for the 21st Century Series, published in collaboration with the Index on Censorship. Some of the other books in the series … Continue reading Offence: The Hindu Case
Link: The Amazon Review is here, should you wish to vote on the ‘helpfulness’ of this review. On the Amazon Vine programme, I picked Justin Pollard's The Interesting Bits: The History You Might Have Missed to read and to review. I spent almost a whole day and then some, reading the book. As I was going to review … Continue reading The Interesting Bits
Link: My Amazon Review is here, should you wish to vote on its usefulness. I read The Mighty And The Almighty in Washington DC, not far from where Madeleine Albright teaches and works. The timing was opportune too, with the backdrop of the N Korean missile tests on July the 4th 2006; George Bush's unexpectedly … Continue reading The Mighty And The Almighty