Dictators and Dangerous Ideas takes aim at a wide range of authoritarian governments and
religious bodies. After the apparent triumph of democratic capitalism with the collapse of the
Soviet Union in 1991, democratic capitalism is now floundering world-wide. Several new kinds
of threats to it have arisen, both internally and externally, and there looms ahead of us a fresh
struggle for our laws and liberties and a liberal international order. Paul champions and exercises
freedom of expression, without fear or favour.
All the pieces in this book, with the exception of five speeches printed here for the first time, were
published in various newspapers and magazines over the past three years, since the publication of
Opinions and Reflections. They are arranged in chronological rather than thematic order.