Part 2: Yale Historian Timothy Snyder on How the U.S. Can Avoid Sliding into Authoritarianism

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  • Commercial Art Services Art Work
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Trumps reverse psychology. He's the deep state candidate and the press is run by the deep state. This is fact because it's obvious.

  • Jac Flasche
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Democracy Now is Consistently the most coherent and courageous voice in the legitimate news media. We are all waiting for the next 9/11 that these retrograde de-evolutionary anti American bastards who wrap themselves in the flag will pull. Let's use the power of Deep MInd to destroy them this time. As Robert Mercer is using the power of AI to destroy us, so that he and the Koch brothers don't have to pay taxes on their booty. These idiot savants are replacing a golden future of humanity that is near at hand, with their own insane and inane vision. Campaign Finance is the lynch pin. Mercer knows that and that is why he attacked you by decreasing your political value by backing such scams as Citizens United and the hydra of fake institutions that spread his poison. As long as they maintain the present system of legalized corruption of our elections through campaign contributions and actions that would be illegal had not these same interests changed the laws to make their criminal activities legal. It's time to cut through all this, they can deflect us endlessly with the incredible wealth that they have actually stolen from each and every one of us, and brainwashed the dimmer among us to fight in their behalf. They are masters of the illusion of legitimate power, anddo have some power, as long as they can pay gunmen, enough to overcome their qualms about shooting their own, or just hire psychopaths who see a police career as a way to exercise their desire to kill and destroy others without the natural consequences. All money must be taken out of politics. It is not normal to believe that someone who seeks a position of power is a good person. The worst persons seek power, the best have to be dragged to it.
    Why do so many think that leaders should be revered? Look at all those glowing faces in Trumps crowds, some of them weren't paid, aren't millionaire thieves who will personally benefit from his kleptocracy and are cheering against their own best interests. Yes a lot of them are stupid, and that is why we have Trump, stupid people along with everyone else was given a choice by Goldman Sach in the last election, and that choice was, "Would you rather live in piss or shit?", and they chose shit.

  • dlevitt0508
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Dropped several hints people should make nice with corporate dems. If kneeling at the feet of power whether right or left is the only acceptable option then we have no option other than to pursue unacceptable options. How about restoring democracy and a constitutional republic which the oligarchy has already taken away? Good start.

  • Michael
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    You wont see this on MSNBC, CNN CBS or Fox..

  • Hari
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Lets go out there and do something about it while we can

  • shakadzyan
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    sonds like a doctor who tells a cancer patient : " drink some orange juice, you'll be fine …" , watch Sheldon Wolin's interview and understand that we have to rethink EVERYTHING , bandaids won't do anymore !

  • Nicole Pouchet
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks for this interview… I just purchased his audio book.

  • Fredlee Johnson
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    And interview is just about 15:11 minutes historical context part two 5/30/17

  • Josh Levinsky
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    @6:48 Snyder is so dead on, I think Amy Goodman got a little hot and bothered.

  • Dawn Crosby
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Impeach Trump Now

  • JK B
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    I actually heard about Prof. Snyder and his book on Ralph Nader Radio Hour, and I bought it that day. It's succinct and quite inciteful. Good choice, Democracy Now ­čĹŹ

  • Adam Warlock
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    cyber help from foreign powers?! give us a break, that BS is merely alleged, and wikileaks pretty much told us Seth Rich was an insider leak and the russians had nothing to do with it. (kill the leak and blame it on the russians)

  • Adam Warlock
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    this guy had me until 4:00 .Hes so wrong. Newspapers are fucking garbage controlled by the few. There is no faster track to the corporate controlled global media than the printed page. FYI Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon) just acquired the Washington Post under a CIA contract. you sheep better get a clue

  • Marc Pall
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Cyber warfare changed election? Bullshit. How about we go after the real changes of election, money, 2 major political parties that see it fit to rig elections and system that says Democracy tomorrow.

  • Patricia MacLeod
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    3 people on the FCC "board" are empowered to choke internet access for 325,000,000 citizens. How is that not tyranny?

  • Julie Rowan-Zoch
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Lost me at 'cyber-help'. With still no proof, how can one treat anything he has to say for unbiased?

  • BrotherWoody1
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    This historian has been hanging out too much with the Skull + Bones bunch at Yale. He's a full professor at a university that is of, for & by the elites. He's also a member of the CFR whose one world superpower goals have dominated our foreign policy since 1945. They sure have done a bangup job. He sees our encroaching totalitarianism only in National Socialist dimensions but not in the equally dangerous Socialist dimensions. It's striking how the NWO so closely resembles the Nazi world order or the Soviet world order. His screed ought to be entitled, "The Democrats go Back to College: Old ideas" rather than some putative prescription on how we can avoid participating in the "Totalitarian Temptation". As far as siphoning off the truth from the facts, this historian should be taking the course, not teaching it.

  • Liam Taggart
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    A brilliant book.start the resistance today

  • TheMeWatch
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    "A Boy and His Dog," "Demolition Man," and "Richard III."

  • old fan
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Perfesser, you have 1 critical problem,: American's don't read books. You may┬áhave to put out a new edition using┬á emojis, avatars, and pigeon short hand i.,e. "LMAO) to get your message across. Maybe reviewers will give it 1 – 5 stars or a thumbs up, . I say this because I am convinced that Americans are incapable of learning from history. (How about a graphic novel?)

  • tremer 2009
    October 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks, Democracy Now!:)