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The dictator's playbook. Episode 4, Manuel Noriega

Author: Patrick Cameron; Mark Stevenson, (Television director); Cream Productions,
Publisher: Arlington, VA : Public Broadcasting Service, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Dictator's Playbook. They were ruthless men with unchecked power, controlling their people with an iron fist. Suppressing all dissent, they demanded absolute loyalty, jailing, or killing those who opposed them. They ruled by force of personality, but were plagued by secret fears and private demons. They were dictators - tyrants who shaped the twentieth century and left their mark on our own. From Mussolini to Saddam  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
History
Additional Physical Format: Original cat. no.:
DCT104D
Named Person: Manuel Antonio Noriega; Manuel Antonio Noriega
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Cameron; Mark Stevenson, (Television director); Cream Productions,
OCLC Number: 1096495010
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed March 28, 2019).
Performer(s): Narrator, Tim Beckmann.
Description: 1 online resource (54 minutes)
Other Titles: Manuel Noriega
Responsibility: producer, Patrick Cameron ; director, Mark Stevenson ; a Cream production in association with Twin Cities Public Television, Inc, PBS, National Geographic and TVO.

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Dictator's Playbook. They were ruthless men with unchecked power, controlling their people with an iron fist. Suppressing all dissent, they demanded absolute loyalty, jailing, or killing those who opposed them. They ruled by force of personality, but were plagued by secret fears and private demons. They were dictators - tyrants who shaped the twentieth century and left their mark on our own. From Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, dictators have shaped the world we live in. What drove their thirst for domination and control? How did they seize and wield power? What forces rose up against them or resisted them in secret? How did they finally come to the bitter end? Today, with authoritarian leaders on the rise from the Philippines to Venezuela, these questions are more relevant than ever. We'll answer them in six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power. As we meet the most ruthless rulers of recent history, we'll trace their rise and fall - and discover that they traveled a well-worn path. As different as these men were from each other, all of them followed a series of essential steps, from seizing power to eliminating enemies - an unwritten Dictator's Playbook. In this episode, watch Manuel Noriega rise through the Panamanian military to become chief of intelligence - and then, military dictator. He spied for the United States, but in the end, money laundering, drug trafficking and political crimes led to his downfall.

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