The Dictator's Learning Curve: Tyranny and Democracy in The Modern World

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It's not easy being a dictator these days. From Tahrir Square to the Kremlin, downtown Caracas to the Forbidden City, 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.

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William J. Dobson is politics and foreign affairs editor for Slate. He has been an editor at Foreign Affairs and Newsweek International. Under his direction, Foreign Policy won the coveted National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2007 and 2009. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Washington, DC.

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

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