The Dictator's Handbook

The Dictator's Handbook

Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics

Book - 2012
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Explains the theory of political survival, particularly in cases of dictators and despotic governments, arguing that political leaders seek to stay in power using any means necessary, most commonly by attending to the interests of certain coalitions.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2012
ISBN: 9781610391849
1610391845
Branch Call Number: 303.34 BUE
Characteristics: xxv, 319 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Alastair 1967-

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thedoggedtruth
Nov 13, 2014

A very cynical book on a politician's political expediency-gaining and rewarding supporters, staying in power, and other delightfully dark facts about the game of thrones.
I think (or want to think) the authors are a bit off on motives, but it is a very good book and occasionally amusing and entertaining (i read it to my girlfriend at night). Judge us if you want, but first have a go at it.

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StevenRobinson
Feb 05, 2013

Wow. Looking at politics in a whole new light. Everyone that cares about the country they live in should read this.

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ReidCooper
Sep 19, 2012

A must-read for anyone interested in preserving and promoting democracy and freedom.

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