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

Modern Tyrants

The Power and Prevalence of Evil in Our Age

Paperback Published: 1st April 1996
ISBN: 9780691027777
Number Of Pages: 512

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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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"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 often in the name of some collective identity or self-styled expression of community."--Vladimir Tismaneanu, Journal of Democracy "Chirot's classification scheme for understanding modern tyrannies makes this survey a valuable sourcebook on dictatorships... A disquieting and ominous road map of the twentieth century's political horrors."--Publishers Weekly "Chirot's approach is both useful and unusual, as it isn't driven by ideology... His book should be of lasting value as a quick reference to many of the worst regimes of our century... Chirot's conclusions ... [are] clearly stated and intelligent."--Peter A. Jay, The Washington Times

Preface
Acknowledgments
On Modern Tyrannyp. 1
Moderation Abandonedp. 25
In the Beginning Was the Wordp. 71
Death, Lies, and Decayp. 121
A Typological Map of Tyrannyp. 167
Imagined Egalitarian Hells: Maoism and the Khmer Rougep. 175
Little Stalins? Socialist Corporatism at the Service of the Nation and the Leaderp. 231
Little Hitlers? Elite Fantasies in Argentina and Iraq, and Their Realizationp. 267
An Inadvertent Catastrophe: Burma's Confrontation with Colonialism, Modern Nationalism, and Ne Winp. 309
Race aud Corruption on the Island of Hispaniola: Two Caribbean Nightmaresp. 341
Colonialism, Resentment, and Chaos: Two African Studiesp. 373
Some Propositions, Lessons, and Predictions about Tyrannyp. 403
Notesp. 429
Bibliographyp. 457
Indexp. 479
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ISBN: 9780691027777
ISBN-10: 0691027773
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st April 1996
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.71

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