The Nature of Despotism: From Caligula to Mugabe, the Making of Tyrants
The tyrants discussed in The Nature of Despotism share common backgrounds, behaviours and motivations that, when viewed together, can be seen as forming the character of the despot. From more predictable origins, such as violent, miserable childhoods, to those that seem more surprising, such as frustrated artistic impulses, each aspect of despotic cause and effect is examined in detail.
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This book would have been more interesting if it had additional information about some of the lesser known dictators like Idi Amin, other African dictators, and Burma's generals. Unfortunately the author spent considerable time with the well knowns: Hitler, Stalin... Read full review
introduction Who is the Despot?
The Coming of the Despot
A Terrible Childhood
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