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  • Purchase the Dictator’s Learning Curve

    In this riveting portrait of authoritarianism in peril, acclaimed journalist William Dobson takes us inside the relentless battle between dictators and the people challenging their rule. We are witnessing an incredible moment in the war…

  • The Ghost of Hugo Chávez

    Even before Hugo Chávez died, he had become a ghost. How his economically disastrous, politically effective ideology will haunt the country he ruined. Read the complete article at Slate.com.

  • CNN: How Dictators Have Evolved With the Times

    From Fareed Zakaria’s GPS on CNN: We tend to think of dictators as all-powerful leaders who act with naked cruelty and impunity. Think of Bashar al Assad in Syria. Or, for a celluloid reminder, think…

  • Announcements & Upcoming Events:

    October 23, 2013—Thought Series Lecture, Cambridge Trust Bank, Cambridge, Massachusetts August 12, 2013–Edinburgh Literary Festival, Scotland July 29-August 2, 2013–Journalist-in-Residence, the Salzburg Global Seminar, Salzburg, Austria May 13-15, 2013–Oslo Freedom Forum, Oslo, Norway May 1,…

  • PBS NewsHour: How to Be A Modern Day Dictator

    2011 brought the year of the protester. Demonstrations rocked Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Yet, despite this wave of pro-democracy movements, the number of free countries declined for the sixth year in a row. That’s according…