Gideon Rachman, Andrew Wilson & Lea Ypi: Follow the Leader

Putin, Trump, Erdogan. Why are authoritarian leaders on the rise? Our panel explores their impact on the lives of citizens. Prize-winning journalist Gideon Rachman surveys leadership cults across the globe in The Age of the Strongman; Eastern Europe expert Andrew Wilson examines Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s grip on power in Belarus in his updated history, Belarus: The Last European Dictatorship. And Lea Ypi’s Free gives a prize-winning account of growing up in Stalinist Albania.

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