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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
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.
Great content, horrible narration
- By Darius on 2018-04-19
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.