Frank Dikötter with Mark Urban
Sun 25 Aug 12:30 - 13:30
Strategies of Strong Men
Baillie Gifford Prize-winning historian Frank Dikötter turns his attention to a key idea in 20th century political history: the cult of personality. How to Be a Dictator is his magisterial account of strategies used by dictators, including Hitler, Mussolini and Mao, to display strength and prop up their regimes. Do these same tactics of terror and seduction underpin authoritarian regimes today? Come and find out as he talks to author and BBC Newsnight editor Mark Urban.
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