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  • The Dictator's Handbook

  • Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics
  • Written by: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
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For 18 years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest" - or even their subjects - unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction.

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  • Great content, horrible narration

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-04-19

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Reviewed: 2018-12-13

An approach to politics that is realistic and not saturated with idealism. The proliferation of examples allows all of us to dispute if we want but you really can’t. Excellent research.