A manifesto is generally both a short work and a clarion call.  It is relatively brief because fuelled by the urgency of conveying ideas and prescriptions in succinct and minimalist format. It is arguably also making something of a comeback. In 2017, Yale University History Professor Timothy Snyder published On Tyranny, Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, which became a #1 New York Times Bestseller. In 2019, exiled Turkish journalist Ece Temelkuran published How to Lose a Country: The Seven Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship.  While different in some ways, the themes and focus of these texts intersect in important regards. And while the current offering of psychiatrist and cultural critic David Healy is contrasting at obvious levels, there are senses in which it, too, is complementary to them.

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