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Why dictators?

George W. F. Hallgarten

Why dictators?

The causes and forms of tyrannical rule since 600 B.C.

by George W. F. Hallgarten

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Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dictators.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC495 .H25
    The Physical Object
    Pagination379 p.
    Number of Pages379
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6155524M
    LC Control Number54009224
    OCLC/WorldCa1321091

    A dictator is the head of a dictatorship, which is a form of government in which a single person has absolute power without any limitations. It can be an effective form of government; however.


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Why dictators? by George W. F. Hallgarten Download PDF EPUB FB2

In this fascinating book Bueno de Mesquita and Smith spin out their view of governance: that all successful leaders, dictators and democrats, can best be understood as almost entirely driven by their own political survival-a view they characterize as 'cynical, but we fear accurate.'Cited by: Dictators make books: books make dictators.

In the beginning – the beginning of the sequence of revolutions and dictatorships that made up the “terrible twentieth century” – was the word. Even before he had read Marx, the young Lenin read Nikolai Chernyshevsky’s novel What Is to Be Done.

Why dictators find the lure of writing books irresistible Daniel Kalder was living in Moscow in the early years of this century when, switching on his television, he saw a Brobdingnagian book.

It was candy-pink and green, and as high as several houses. On its front cover was Why dictators? book the golden bust, in profile, of a dictator. It is a relief to discover from a new book by Daniel Kalder, The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes Why dictators?

book Literacy, that an interest in this branch of Author: Douglas Murray. The U.S. government has a habit of supporting brutal (and comically outrageous) dictators. This book offers 20 current examples, together with some background on historical patterns, some explanation for why this happens, and a proposal to put an end to it.

Daniel Kalder picks five books that get inside the minds of dictators Stalin’s claustrophobic life at the Kremlin, Mussolini’s failed campaign against Author: Daniel Kalder. Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong (or Tse-tung), Josef Stalin, Pol Pot – names such as these haunt our cultural imaginations.

These men were, by all available accounts, totalitarian dictators, who sought to maintain complete control over their respective governments and populations through radical methods, including the systematic murder and imprisonment of all who stood against them   Dictatorships are often unexpected.

They have arisen among prosperous, educated and cultured people who seemed safe from a dictatorship – in Europe, Asia and South America. Consider Germany, one of. Why dictators make terrible conversationalists.

Decem By Sarah Todd. Senior reporter, Quartz and Quartz at Work Discussing two recent books on what dictators. But if Louis was a model for any of the 20th-century dictators, we don’t hear of it in this book.

For that matter we learn little about whom the dictators Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick. Why Dictators Write Like a vampire in Why dictators? book, the literary reach of the dictator’s book crumbles to dust almost the second after his death, in what Kalder calls a “great unremembering.

Dictators make books: books make dictators. In the beginning – the beginning of the sequence of revolutions and dictatorships that made up the "terrible 20th century" –.

An analytical study of the dictatorships of Hitler and Stalin discusses their public images in comparison with their private personalities, their ascents to power, their creations of extermination /5(3).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia From Dictatorship to Democracy, A Conceptual Framework for Liberation is a book-length essay on the generic problem of how to destroy a dictatorship and to prevent the rise of a new one. The book was written in by Gene Sharp (), a professor of political science at the University of : Gene Sharp.

Kalder finds some surprising insights in reading dictators’ books. When Gamal Abdel Nasser took power in Egypt, he admitted in his book that he didn’t quite know why. “Surprisingly for a. A dictator is a political leader that holds absolute power over a country.

No one is allowed to oppose their leadership and they are allowed to handle any national situation without approval from. In this book Kenyon catalogues the actions of various dictators in Africa, noted below.

It was surprising to me how much they were all alike, and how many common threads there were. Each typically started out as an underdog, with idealistic goals who triumphed against either colonial occupation or another tyranny, then rose up up take control and/5.

For starters its a misnomer to call dictators. They often refer to themselves as President Prime Minister or sometimes Monarchs as well. They mostly are never chosen democratically in an election and mostly come to power at the back of a coup d'et. That book is a bit dense, so for the layperson, two of the authors—Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith—also distilled their findings into the far more readable The Dictator’s Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics.

In his disheartening yet fascinating book, “ Why Leaders Lie,” Mearsheimer offers a treatise on the biggest of big fat lies, breaking down the deceptions the. This book is both easy to read, thanks to Mr Kenyon's clear and effective writing, and very difficult to read, due to the unfolding evidence of repeated inhumanity inflicted on far too many people.

However, what it lacks for me is any explanation as to why the dictators profiled are as they are. What makes them such nasty pieces of work?/5(56). From there I thought it would be fun to see what other great kids books had been banned and why.

I was surprised to see how many books I’ve read that made it on various censorship lists. Now, certain books, I understand. I don’t support censorship at all, but not every book should be read by children. I can totally see why Lolita shouldn. Somewhat predictably, dictators do not relate in a normal manner to other people in a person-to-person, empathetic way.

They may associate themselves with "people" as. Why the Dictators Were Necessary. Hugh Moseley, "Is There a Fiscal Crisis of the State?", Monthly Review, Vol. 30, No. 1, May 2. Business Week, Octo 3. Oscar G.

Garreton, "Monopoly in Chile and the Participation of Workers and the State in. Due to the controversial, often violent and long-lasting nature of their regimes, dictators make the news. But recently it seems that they've been in the news more often.

Fidel Castro resigned on Feb. 24,after ruling Cuba for nearly 50 years. Saddam Hussein led Iraq from to and was executed in Kim Jong-il of North Korea Author: Shanna Freeman. The Dictators continued to perform to a devoted audience releasing a live album, Viva Dictators inproduced by Shernoff.

Inthey compiled an album of demos, rarities, and unreleased songs which were recorded at various times over their thirty-plus year career called "Every Day Is Saturday" on Norton : Punk rock, hard rock, proto-punk.

Dictators come to power primarily during times of national weakness, such as economic downturns and during national emergencies. During national struggles, dictators emerge as powerful and confident leaders offering to provide fellow citizens with guidance and direction.

Since I have been writing an annual article for Parade magazine, ranking the 10 worst dictators currently in power. Now I have expanded the list and written a book on the subject, Tyrants: The World's 20 Worst Living honor of the publication of Tyrants, I present my choices of the worst dictators, in order.

: David Wallechinsky. Obviously this debate was created to prove that dictatorship is the BEST PATH to development. Countries such as those of Burma, Iran, and Honduras should be accepted as a valid form of government by the democratic countries.

Or at least that was what we thought it would be. From Dictatorship to Democracy was originally published in Bangkok in by the Committee for the Restoration of Democracy in Burma in association with Khit Pyaing (The New Era Journal).

It has since been translated into at least thirty-one other languages and has been published in Serbia, Indonesia, and Thailand, among other Size: KB.

Take a step back for a moment. Imagine you are a dictator. Your goal is to not end up being killed in a coup or revolt. Your survival depends upon you maintaining. Journalists, authors, and academics have endeavored to explain politics through storytelling. They’ll explore why this or that leader seized power, or how the population of a far-flung country came to revolt against their government, or why a specific policy enacted last year has reversed the fortunes of.

Dictators were important in ancient Rome because they were appointed in times of crisis. Crisis is the key word. When there was a major crisis its solution was debated in the senate with all.

Why dictators love Facebook. Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, talks with Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, right, as China’s top Internet regulator Lu Wei looks on, during a Author: Nina Jankowicz.

MUSICAL FREEDOM AND WHY DICTATORS FEAR IT. By Edward Rothstein. If this book changed in any way the attitude of the public toward Shostakovich as a.

Book Club: Discussing The Dictators Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith Discussion Questions This book is frequently criticized for a heavily cynical view of the political process.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hallgarten, George W.F. (George Wolfgang Felix), Why dictators. New York, Macmillan, (OCoLC)   Buy Dictator's Handbook Reprint by Bueno de Mesquita, Bruce, Smith, Alistair (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). Are Bosses Dictators. By Joshua Rothma n. Septem Save this story for later. A book posits that widespread oppression at work Author: Joshua Rothman.

Why dictators are going digital. So what does Mr Morozov propose instead of the current approach. He calls for “cyber-realism” to replace “cyber-utopianism”, making it clear that he.

About How to Be a Dictator 'Brilliant' NEW STATESMAN, BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'Enlightening and a good read' SPECTATOR 'Moving and perceptive' NEW STATESMAN Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Ceausescu, Mengistu of Ethiopia and Duvalier of Haiti.

No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily. But Félix Houphouët-Boigny, the first president of Ivory Coast, is a strange inclusion when far more brutal dictators, such as Uganda’s Idi Amin or Jean-Bedel Bokassa of the Central African.> Cory Doctorow asks: "Why would a basket-case dictator even allow his > citizenry to access the Internet in the first place?" and "Why not > shut down the Internet the instant trouble breaks out?" The reason is > that the Internet is a valuable tool for social control.

Dictators > can use the Internet for surveillance and propaganda as well as.