wise words from a wise man and noted author: Timothy Snyder

Reading Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin, my belief was formed that Part Two for Loss and Beauty was waiting to be created. This is a daunting thought for me, but one that pulls me inexorably toward Eastern Europe again. But while this project demands a look backward, the intent has always been that from this vision I can contribute to and craft a better world looking forward. 

A dear friend shared this with me today, and in turn I am sharing the article written by Mr. Snyder from this past weekend’s New York Times Op/Ed page. I hope you will take the time to read it. Consider it. And then share it. 

With precision and prescience, Mr. Snyder describes the landscape before us. It is frightening, but the alternative of denial and deliberately propagandist opposition is even more so. 

 Article link    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/opinion/sunday/the-next-genocide.html?_r=0

His new book:  http://www.amazon.com/Black-Earth-Holocaust-History-Warning-ebook/dp/B00R04OVQI/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1

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http://www.amazon.com/Bloodlands-Europe-Between-Hitler-Stalin/dp/0465031471

 


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"Loss and Beauty is a literary work of photography based on Holocaust survivor's diaries. But it is also a uniquely involving visual experience, one that uses masterfully merged photographs to draw one in, establish and hold a mood and ultimately tell a story. Importantly, the work also asks each viewer a searching and timeless question: Can profound loss by addressed by beauty? Keron Psillas' answer, in her deeply realized book and exhibit, is yes."
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