Tyranny: A New Interpretation (BOK)

Waller R. Newell

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This is the first comprehensive exploration of ancient and modern tyranny in the history of political thought. Waller R. Newell argues that modern tyranny and statecraft differ fundamentally from the classical understanding. Newell demonstrates a historical shift in emphasis from the classical thinkers' stress on the virtuous character of rulers and the need for civic education to the modern emphasis on impersonal institutions and cold-blooded political method. By diagnosing the varieties of tyranny from erotic voluptuaries like Nero, the steely determination of reforming conquerors like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar and modernizing despots such as Napoleon and Ataturk to the collectivist revolutions of the Jacobins, Bolsheviks, Nazis and Khmer Rouge, Newell shows how tyranny is every bit as dangerous to free democratic societies today as it was in the past.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Waller R. Newell
ISBN 9781107610736
Antall sider 552 Dimensjoner 15,7cm x 22,7cm x 3,4cm
Vekt 860 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & political philosophy, Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship

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