On tyranny: twenty lessons from the twentieth century, timothy snyder

This is a short book that makes for an easy read but it’s also one of the most powerful and interesting political books that I have ever read.

Given how much politics has changed over the past decade, this books makes for a sobering read and reminds us of some of the important lessons from the twentieth century. Filled with interesting quotes, nuggets of information and general political history, I found this book to be inspiring and insightful. It’s definitely one worth radin.g

I thought I would end this review with just one of the quotes from the book.

‘The old American idea that giving money to political campaigns is free speech means that the very rich have far more speech and so, in effect, far more voting power than other citizens.’

-Review by Kay Page

Going dark: the secret social lives of extremists, julia ebner

This was the first book that I read in 2020 and so far, it has been on of the best. I can’t believe how brave and incredible Julia Ebner is and the research she conducted offers vital information on how online extremism works. This books looks into all kinds of extremism and doesn’t just become fixated with a handful of the different groups. It’s encompassing and its’ so important.

-Review by Kay Page