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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

Society & Culture, History

Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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Dictators and the lessons of history

December 9th, 2014

Episode 69 of 559 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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