A Common Fear: Current Perspectives on Tyranny from the Left and Right
January 13, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
On January 13, Chris Swanson will give the first talk in the series “The Gutenberg Dialogues: An In-depth Look at Tyranny.”
Two notable books about tyranny have been published recently: On Tyranny (2017) by Timothy Snyder and Live Not By Lies (2020) by Rod Dreher. Both books were on the best seller lists, with On Tyranny hitting the number one spot for weeks. They both compare the US situation to the development of twentieth century European totalitarianism and warn of the dangers. Where they differ is that Snyder fears tyranny from the Right, and Dreher fears tyranny from the Left. This class will explore these books and give us an opportunity to take a deeper look at what is going on.
Chris Swanson is the president of Gutenberg College where he has been a tutor since the college opened its doors in 1994. He has a B.S. in physics and math and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics. He has also done post-doctoral research at the University of Oregon and taught at Westmont College in California.