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Dictators and the lessons of history

December 9th, 2014

Episode 69 of 462 episodes

Dictators are not simply ‘outlandish’ madmen, says Oxford professor Richard Bosworth. If they are to be understood, they need to be placed into their historical moments and societies. They are often just a product of their time and region. Richard Bosworth also argues that dictatorship is, in essence, the dark face of liberalism.

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