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Yale professor discusses best-selling book 'On Tyranny'

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/10/2017 By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer
This image released by Tim Duggan Books shows "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century," by Timothy Snyder. (Tim Duggan Books via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by Tim Duggan Books shows "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century," by Timothy Snyder. (Tim Duggan Books via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Yale University professor Timothy Snyder was so alarmed by Donald Trump's election that he posted a list on Facebook of "20 Lessons from the 20th Century on How to Survive in Trump's America."

His advice ranged from "Be kind to our language" to "Believe in truth" to "Do not obey in advance."

The list went viral, and the Penguin Random House imprint Tim Duggan Books released an expanded, pocket-sized edition of Snyder's warnings that quickly reached high on Amazon.com's best-seller list.

With more than 100,000 copies in print, "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century" has become a guide for many worried about democracy under Trump's administration, a nonfiction counterpart to such dystopian best-sellers as "1984" and "The Handmaid's Tale."

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