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

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

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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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Moderation Abandoned
In the Beginning Was the Word
Death Lies and Decay
A Typological Map of Tyranny
Little Stalins?
Little Hitlers?
An Inadvertent Catastrophe
Some Propositions Lessons and Predictions
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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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