How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century
Paperback $29.99 - Bloomsbury
History - Published: 1/Oct/2019 - ISBN: 9781408891612
In How to Be a Dictator, Frank Dikotter returns to eight of the most effective personality cults of the twentieth century. From carefully choreographed parades to the deliberate cultivation of a shroud of mystery through iron censorship, these dictators ceaselessly worked on their own image and encouraged the population at large to glorify them. At a time when democracy is in retreat, this timely study examines how a cult takes hold, grows, and sustains itself. It places the cult of personality where it belongs, at the very heart of tyranny.
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