Aloha everyone,
Yesterday, Donald Trump told the people of Poland: “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive.”

“Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost?” he asked. “Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”

It seems like a good time to recommend historian Timothy Snyder’s extremely concise warning about the parallels between America in 2017 and Germany in 1933: On Tyranny – Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. If the comparison sounds alarmist… just read the book. It will only take you about 90 minutes, and it costs five bucks on Amazon.

(You can also read the full transcript of Trump’s speech here, an article about it here, and some excellent analysis here.)

Action 1.

Order On Tyranny. Read it yourself and pass it on to your friends.

We also recommend Tim Snyder’s interview with Sam Harris.

We’re happy to announce that our next meeting has been scheduled! Please mark your calendars:

Kauai Indivisible Meeting and Potluck party
Saturday, July 29th, 3pm at Lydgate Pavilion

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