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The Resource How to be a dictator : the cult of personality in the twentieth century, Frank Dikötter

How to be a dictator : the cult of personality in the twentieth century, Frank Dikötter

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How to be a dictator : the cult of personality in the twentieth century
Title
How to be a dictator
Title remainder
the cult of personality in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Frank Dikötter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Ceausescu, Mengistu of Ethiopia and Duvalier of Haiti. No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. A tyrant who can compel his own people to acclaim him will last longer. The paradox of the modern dictator is that he must create the illusion of popular support. Throughout the twentieth century, hundreds of millions of people were condemned to enthusiasm, obliged to hail their leaders even as they were herded down the road to serfdom. Frank Dikötter returns to eight of the most chillingly effective personality cults of the twentieth century
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StDuBDS
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Dikötter, Frank
Dewey number
  • 321.9'09'04
  • 321.9'09'04
  • 321.90904
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dictatorship
  • Dictators
  • Politics and Government
Target audience
specialized
Label
How to be a dictator : the cult of personality in the twentieth century, Frank Dikötter
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781408891629
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781408891629
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
How to be a dictator : the cult of personality in the twentieth century, Frank Dikötter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781408891629
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781408891629
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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