Modern Tyrants: The Power and Prevalence of Evil in Our Age

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Princeton University Press, 5 maj 1996 - 496

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 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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MODERN TYRANTS: The Power and Prevalence of Evil in Our Age

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A well-informed, convincing analysis of the most oppressive regimes of our century and what we can learn from them for the future, by Chirot (Political science/Northwestern; Social Change in the ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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An intriguing but somewhat uneven work, Chirot's study is at its best in the preliminary chapters and concluding comments on the nature of tyrants and tyranny. As the author notes, the subject has not ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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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 Burmas Confrontation with Colonialism Modern Nationalism and Ne Win
Race and Corruption on the Island of Hispaniola Two Caribbean Nightmares
Colonialism Resentment and Chaos Two African Studies
Some Propositions Lessons and Predictions about Tyranny
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Daniel Chirot is Professor of International Studies and of Sociology at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.

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