I have always believed in thinking in time. The book by that name offers insights, where had we paid more attention to what the past can teach us for the future, good and bad, the course of history could have been very different.
In The Washington Post, Robert A. Ventresca provides a great perspective on how this dynamic is unfolding before our very eyes. And, as I have written in a previous blog post, we are now witnessing a repeat of history with the systematic dismantling of democracy, the abnormal becoming the normal, and the retaliation of those who oppose.
In my book, From Bully to Bull’s-Eye: Move Your Organization Out of the Line of Fire, I emphasize that unless bystanders become protectors, defenders, resistors and activists, the barbaric barbarians will rule the world, as they almost did in the early 1940’s. Next time it won’t be almost.
Author: Andrew Faas
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