• "Timely, authoritative and as readable as a novel"

  • "Intelligent and absorbing...Mr Dobson's book, with luck, will find its ways into the hands of people who aspire to be free"

    New York Times
  • "Says something really fresh about the world we live in"

    Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year
  • "William Dobson is that rare thinker who combines a gift for storytelling with a farsighted understanding of how the world works. He is one of the best new voices writing about global politics today"

    Fareed Zakaria
  • "A brilliant and original analysis of the nature of modern authoritarianism"

    Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag