Modern Tyrants: The Power and Prevalence of Evil in Our Age / Edition 1

Modern Tyrants: The Power and Prevalence of Evil in Our Age / Edition 1

by Daniel Chirot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691027773

ISBN-13: 9780691027777

Pub. Date: 04/15/1996

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691027777
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/15/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.23(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1On Modern Tyranny1
2Moderation Abandoned25
3In the Beginning Was the Word71
4Death, Lies, and Decay121
5A Typological Map of Tyranny167
6Imagined Egalitarian Hells: Maoism and the Khmer Rouge175
7Little Stalins? Socialist Corporatism at the Service of the Nation and the Leader231
8Little Hitlers? Elite Fantasies in Argentina and Iraq, and Their Realization267
9An Inadvertent Catastrophe: Burma's Confrontation with Colonialism, Modern Nationalism, and Ne Win309
10Race aud Corruption on the Island of Hispaniola: Two Caribbean Nightmares341
11Colonialism, Resentment, and Chaos: Two African Studies373
12Some Propositions, Lessons, and Predictions about Tyranny403
Notes429
Bibliography457
Index479

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