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

Author: Daniel Chirot
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [stampa] 2009.
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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.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Chirot
ISBN: 9780691027777 0691027773
OCLC Number: 876585374
Description: XVI, 496 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgments1On Modern Tyranny12Moderation Abandoned253In the Beginning Was the Word714Death, Lies, and Decay1215A Typological Map of Tyranny1676Imagined Egalitarian Hells: Maoism and the Khmer Rouge1757Little Stalins? Socialist Corporatism at the Service of the Nation and the Leader2318Little Hitlers? Elite Fantasies in Argentina and Iraq, and Their Realization2679An Inadvertent Catastrophe: Burma's Confrontation with Colonialism, Modern Nationalism, and Ne Win30910Race aud Corruption on the Island of Hispaniola: Two Caribbean Nightmares34111Colonialism, Resentment, and Chaos: Two African Studies37312Some Propositions, Lessons, and Predictions about Tyranny403Notes429Bibliography457Index479
Responsibility: Daniel Chirot.


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"Chirot's insightful book looks squarely at radical evil ... and warns us of the array of new onslaughts against democratic values and governments that are to be expected from various quarters, most Read more...

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