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Levin Professor of History at Yale. Author of "Our Malady," "The Road to Unfreedom," "On Tyranny," "Black Earth," "Bloodlands," and "Reconstruction of Nations"
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26 Nov
0/5. Five things to remember about Michael Flynn.
1/5. Michael Flynn illegally took money from foreign governments and did not report doing so.
2/5. Michael Flynn worked on a plan for Russia to help build nuclear power plants in the middle east.
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12 Nov
0/10 Yesterday I tweeted that it was up to civil society to defend democracy. Today I want to say something about what civil society is, and how it works.
1/10 Civil society, for the dissidents from whom I learned, means that layer of activity between the isolated individual and the powerful state. It enables freedom despite fear and action despite oppression.
2/10 Civil society opposes loneliness. It means speaking to people about the real dangers we face, in this case the coup attempt we must confront. Talking more means fearing less.
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11 Nov
1/20. Democracy is precious and exceptional.
2/20. Democracy is undone from within rather than from without.
3/20. The occasion to undo democracy is often an election.
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31 Oct
1/20. Do not obey in advance. #OnTyranny Image
2/20. Defend institutions. #OnTyranny Image
3/20. Beware the one-party state. #OnTyranny Image
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31 Oct
0/20 This election will determine the future of our republic. Here are some principles for the preservation of freedom that I wrote nearly four years ago, when all of this was beginning. I share them again now in admiration of Americans who protest for justice and work for truth.
1/20. Do not obey in advance. #OnTyranny Image
2/20. Defend institutions. #OnTyranny Image
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23 Oct
If you want to know what you can do to defend your vote and that of others on and after November 3rd, see: protecttheresults.com
Relevant lessons from #OnTyranny:
2. Defend institutions Image
Relevant lessons from #OnTyranny
13. Practice corporeal politics Image
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12 Sep
0/25. Lying about disease kills us and our democracy. Quotations from "Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary," published this week. #OurMalady
1/25. "In January, (the federal government) failed to do what was so obviously necessary: acquire a test for the new coronavirus and apply it on a massive scale in the United States." (#OurMalady, p. 85)
2/25. "As the year began, Americans were denied the basic knowledge they needed to make decisions on their own, or to press their government to take action." (#OurMalady, p. 86)
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11 Sep
0/24. Lying about disease kills us and our democracy. Quotations from "Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary," published this week. #OurMalady
1/24. "In January, (the federal government) failed to do what was so obviously necessary: acquire a test for the new coronavirus and apply it on a massive scale in the United States." (#OurMalady, p. 85) #HeKnew
2/24. "As the year began, Americans were denied the basic knowledge they needed to make decisions on their own, or to press their government to take action." (#OurMalady, p. 86) #HeKnew
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9 Sep
Coronavirus in America: A lazy man’s ethnic cleansing #OurMalady #TrumpGenocide #TrumpLiedPeopleDied #TrumpKilledAmericans Kushner's team: "because the virus had hit blue states hardest, a national plan was unnecessary and would not make sense politically" vanityfair.com/news/2020/07/h…
Coronavirus in America: A lazy man’s ethnic cleansing. #OurMalady #TrumpGenocide #TrumpLiedPeopleDied #TrumpKilledAmericans "senior advisers began presenting Trump with maps and data showing spikes in coronavirus cases among 'our people'" washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…
Coronavirus in America: A lazy man’s ethnic cleansing. #OurMalady #TrumpGenocide #TrumpLiedPeopleDied #TrumpKilledAmericans "Trump Admits Minimizing the Virus" nytimes.com/2020/09/09/us/…
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8 Sep
1/7. We need health and freedom, and we don't have to choose between them. My new book, #OurMalady, makes a case for a way forward to an America that is healthy and free.
2/7. Health Care Is A Human Right. #OurMalady
3/7. The truth will set us free. #OurMalady
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18 Jul
0/20 The next few months will determine the future of our republic. Here are some principles for the preservation of freedom I wrote nearly four years ago, when all of this was beginning. I share them again now in admiration of Americans who protest for justice and work for truth
1/20. Do not obey in advance. #OnTyranny
2/20. Defend institutions. #OnTyranny
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3 Jun
0/20 The next few months will determine the future of our republic. Here are some principles for the preservation of freedom I wrote nearly four years ago, when all of this was beginning. I share them again now in admiration of Americans who protest for justice and work for truth
1/20 Do not obey in advance. From “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century” #OnTyranny
2/20 Defend institutions. #OnTyranny
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2 Jun
0/10 What Jesus says in that book Mr. Trump so awkwardly held after calling down violence upon America.
1/10 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.  Matthew 5:9
2/10 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. Matthew 6:5-6
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11 May
24/50 Russian military intelligence penetrated the Democratic National Committee in March 2016 as well as personal accounts of leading Democrats. Stolen emails were then used to discredit Hillary Clinton and aid Mr. Trump. (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 232).
25/50 George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy advisor of the Trump campaign, is told by Russians in April 2016 that "dirt" on Hillary Clinton is available. He then met with Mr. Trump. He was later convicted of lying to the FBI (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 240).
26/50 A Russian military intelligence officer bragged in May 2016 that his organization would take revenge on Hillary Clinton on behalf of Mr. Putin (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 227).
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11 May
0A/50 Let us recall how Mr. Trump and his campaign, including Mr. Flynn, benefited from Russian support and cooperated with Russian citizens and institutions. Here are 50 ways.
0B/50 The facts in this thread are a matter of public record, and the sources can be found in my book "The Road to Unfreedom." #RoadToUnfreedom #Obamagate
1/50 In 1984, Russian gangsters began to launder money by buying and selling apartment units in Trump Tower (#RoadToUnfreedom, p. 220).
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2 Mar
1/4: As an American man who goes to sporting events, I see that a quarter of us do not wash our hands in the bathroom. If we want to stop coronavirus, we need to wash our hands. #washyourhandsbro #coronavirus #COVID19
2/4: As someone who spends a lot of time in airports, I notice that a quarter of male travelers do not wash their hands in the bathroom. If we want to stop coronavirus, we need to wash our hands. #washyourhandssir #coronavirus #COVID19
3/4: If you are a mom worried about coronavirus, one thing you can do is to make sure that the man in your life washes his hands. There's a good chance he doesn't. #washyourhandsdear #coronavirus #COVID19
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1 Mar
1/4: As an American man who goes to sporting events, I see that a quarter of us do not wash our hands in the bathroom. If we want to stop coronavirus, we need to wash our hands. #washyourhandsbro
2/4: As someone who spends a lot of time in airports, I notice that a quarter of male travelers do not wash their hands in the bathroom. If we want to stop coronavirus, we need to wash our hands. #washyourhandssir
3/4: If you are a mom worried about coronavirus, one thing you can do is to make sure that the man in your life washes his hands. There's a good chance he doesn't. #washyourhandsdear
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26 Jan
1/10. Ukraine matters today as it has mattered for a century: as a signal of coming political trends. A century ago, it was the center of the wars after the First World War that ended in the creation of the Soviet Union. #SerhiiPlokhii #GatesofEurope
2/10. For Stalin, Ukraine was a breadbasket to be exploited to modernize the USSR. His policies led to the starvation of millions of inhabitants of Ukraine. @anneapplebaum #RedFamine
3/10. For Hitler, Ukraine was a breadbasket to be exploited to create a German empire. His desire to take Ukraine from the USSR brought about the Second World War. #Bloodlands
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22 Dec 19
1/10. Why does Senator McConnell talk about how he will run the impeachment trial, and why do we listen? He has zero constitutional authority to decide its shape.
2/10. John Roberts is in charge of the impeachment trial. The Constitution clearly states that if the president is impeached, the chief justice presides.
3/10. Constitution: “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside”
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29 Jun 19
Never Again doesn't mean it can't happen here.
Never Again doesn't mean placating the powerful.
Never Again doesn't mean humoring the donors.
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20 Apr 19
1/10 After the Mueller report, everyone admits that there was a Russian campaign to elect Mr. Trump president of the United States in 2016. Amidst all the noise and spin, this is worth noting and remembering.
2/10 Many of those who now admit that there was a Russian campaign to elect Mr. Trump knew this in 2016. Why were there zero patriots in his campaign or in his party who said so at the time?
3/10 Now that everyone accepts there was a Russian campaign to elect Mr Trump, we can ask whether it made the difference. Mr Trump's a talented orator who spoke to American problems. But Russia made him possible & tipped the balance. See Jamieson's Cyberwar or my #RoadtoUnfreedom
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