Yale history professor Timothy Snyder tells us what lessons can be learned from 20th Century European history in order for America to avoid fascist authoritarianism. And Deborah Weinstein of the Coalition for Human Needs breaks down Trump’s cruel budget plan.
Timothy Snyder is a leading American historian and public intellectual, who is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He has written many award winning books on European history including Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. In his latest work, he takes much of what he has learned about fascist movements and forms of totalitarianism that took hold in Europe and fashioned it into something of a handbook for the possible threats to democracy that appear to be emerging right here in America. It’s entitled On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century.
Deborah Weinstein is the executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, which is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies that address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The Coalition’s members include civil rights, religious, labor and professional organizations and those concerned with the well being of children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities.