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OK, I'm going to start a live-Tweet reading of Benjamin Carter Hett's The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise of Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic. Great book, and very important for those of us in modern democracies to understand. #DeathofDemocracy
Hett makes this as easy as possible, if you will, for people not terribly familiar with German politics in the 1920s and 1930s There's a list of major players and a definition of political parties--handy. #DeathofDemocracy
Hett begins w the Reichstag Fire. Witnesses report its beginning, firemen get it under control & numerous government officials roar in to observe. Almost immediately, reporters suspect the Nazis. Almost immediately, both police and SA round up lists of enemies of the party.
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And then there's THIS...NK, RU and US refuse to sign this Cybersecurity Act. Holy HELL...... #TrumpMustGo #DeathofDemocracy #10thCircleOfHell #TuesdayThoughts #TrumpRussia…
2/"More than 50 countries signed onto a historic cybersecurity pact Monday as part of the Paris Peace Forum, marking an important step forward in the global fight against cyberwarfare and criminal activity on the internet. In addition to the governments that pledged to work
3/"together to combat malicious online activities, at least 150 tech companies and 90 charitable organizations and universities also signed onto the agreement. However, there were a few notable absences from the list of signatories. Among the countries that declined to pledge
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