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Modern tyrants : the power and prevalence of evil in our age

Author: Daniel Chirot; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1996.
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Along with its much vaunted progress in scientific and economic realms, the twentieth century has witnessed the rise of the most brutal and oppressive regimes in the history of humankind. Even with the collapse of Marxism, current instances of "ethnic cleansing" remind us that tyranny persists in our own age and shows no sign of abating. Daniel Chirot offers an important and timely study of modern tyrants, both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Chirot; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0691027773 9780691027777
OCLC Number: 33983196
Notes: Originally published: New York : Free Press, 1994.
Description: xvii, 496 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: On Modern Tyranny --
Moderation Abandoned --
In the Beginning Was the Word --
Death, Lies, and Decay --
A Typological Map of Tyranny --
Imagined Egalitarian Hells: Maoism and the Khmer Rouge --
Little Stalins? Socialist Corporatism at the Service of the Nation and the Leader --
Little Hitlers? Elite Fantasies in Argentina and Iraq, and Their Realization --
An Inadvertent Catastrophe: Burma's Confrontation with Colonialism, Modern Nationalism, and Ne Win --
Race aud Corruption on the Island of Hispaniola: Two Caribbean Nightmares --
Colonialism, Resentment, and Chaos: Two African Studies --
Some Propositions, Lessons, and Predictions about Tyranny.
Responsibility: Daniel Chirot.
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Offers a study of modern tyrants, both revealing the forces that allow them to come to power and helping us to predict where they may arise in the future.  Read more...

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