The Dictator's Learning Curve

The Dictator's Learning Curve

Tyranny and Democracy in The Modern World


In this riveting anatomy of the new face of authoritarianism, acclaimed journalist William Dobson takes us inside the battle between modern dictators and those who challenge their rule.

From Tahrir Square to the Kremlin, we have witnessed an incredible moment in the war between dictators and democracy. The problem is that today's authoritarians are not like the frozen-in-time, ready-to-crack regime of North Korea. They are ever-morphing, technologically savvy, and have replaced more brutal forms of intimidation with subtle coercion. But as dictators have become more nimble, so have the inspiring people who oppose their rule.

The Dictator's Learning Curve explains this historic moment and offers hope for the future of freedom.

'Says something really fresh about the world we live in' Sunday Telegraph

Timely, authoritative and as readable as a novel' Prospect


  • Timely, authoritative and as readable as a novel

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William J Dobson

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