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Tyrants : a history of power, injustice, and terror, Waller R. Newell

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Tyrants : a history of power, injustice, and terror
Title
Tyrants
Title remainder
a history of power, injustice, and terror
Statement of responsibility
Waller R. Newell
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Language
eng
Summary
The forces of freedom are challenged everywhere by a newly energized spirit of tyranny, whether it is Jihadist terrorism, Putin's imperialism, or the ambitions of China's dictatorship, writes Waller Newell in this engaging exposé of a thousand dangers. We will see why tyranny is a permanent threat by following its strange career from Homeric Bronze Age warriors, through the empires of Alexander the Great and Rome, to the medieval struggle between the City of God and the City of Man, leading to the state-building despots of the Modern Age including the Tudors and "enlightened despots" such as Peter the Great. The book explores the psychology of tyranny from Nero to Gaddafi, and how it changes with the Jacobin Terror into millenarian revolution. Stimulating and enlightening, Tyrants: A History of Power, Injustice & Terror will appeal to anyone interested in the danger posed by tyranny and terror in today's world.--
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1952-
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Newell, Waller R.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Despotism
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Tyrants : a history of power, injustice, and terror, Waller R. Newell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The strange career of tyranny -- The three faces of tyranny -- The ancient and modern understandings of tyranny -- tyrants in waiting : terrorism and the righteous anger of young men -- The beautification of violence -- The challenge of tyranny in today's world -- pt,. I. The rage of Achilles : from Homeric heroes to lord and god of the world -- Homeric kings and heroes -- Kings of the world : universal monarchy -- Tyranny or Republic? : the emergence of the West -- The greatest Republic -- The universal landlord : from Republic to Empire -- pt. II. City of God or city of man? : the tyrant as modern state builder -- The fall of the West -- Feudal monarchy and the Great Chain of Being -- God's shadow on earth : the Ottoman Caliphate -- Princes and peoples : the rebirth of the West -- By God and my right : those fascinating Tudors -- The tyrant as state builder lives on : benevolent despotism -- pt. III. The eagles will drop dead from the skies : millenarian tyranny from Robespierre to Al Qaeda -- The natural condition of man : Rousseau's murderous dream -- Robespierre and the algebra of mass murder -- The hallmarks of millenarian tyranny -- The time of the great noon : millenarian revolution goes underground -- No second thermidor : millenarian tyranny returns -- The number-one Leninist -- The national socialist world blessing -- The Führer -- From national socialism to thrid-world socialism to the international jihad -- The tyrannical personality -- Millenarian tyranny today -- A worldwide caliphate : jihadism's utopian vision -- The nuclear republic of God -- Terrorism is a means to an end : revolutionary utopia -- Conclusion : how democracy can win -- All aboard for the tyranny tour -- Vladimir Putin : reformer and kleptocrat with a dash of the millenarian -- The tour continues : democracy and the tyrannical temptation -- what should the West do? -- The frontiers of Twenty-First Century revolution -- A homeopathic cure for the tyrannical temptation
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ocn934937709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781107083059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)934937709
Label
Tyrants : a history of power, injustice, and terror, Waller R. Newell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The strange career of tyranny -- The three faces of tyranny -- The ancient and modern understandings of tyranny -- tyrants in waiting : terrorism and the righteous anger of young men -- The beautification of violence -- The challenge of tyranny in today's world -- pt,. I. The rage of Achilles : from Homeric heroes to lord and god of the world -- Homeric kings and heroes -- Kings of the world : universal monarchy -- Tyranny or Republic? : the emergence of the West -- The greatest Republic -- The universal landlord : from Republic to Empire -- pt. II. City of God or city of man? : the tyrant as modern state builder -- The fall of the West -- Feudal monarchy and the Great Chain of Being -- God's shadow on earth : the Ottoman Caliphate -- Princes and peoples : the rebirth of the West -- By God and my right : those fascinating Tudors -- The tyrant as state builder lives on : benevolent despotism -- pt. III. The eagles will drop dead from the skies : millenarian tyranny from Robespierre to Al Qaeda -- The natural condition of man : Rousseau's murderous dream -- Robespierre and the algebra of mass murder -- The hallmarks of millenarian tyranny -- The time of the great noon : millenarian revolution goes underground -- No second thermidor : millenarian tyranny returns -- The number-one Leninist -- The national socialist world blessing -- The Führer -- From national socialism to thrid-world socialism to the international jihad -- The tyrannical personality -- Millenarian tyranny today -- A worldwide caliphate : jihadism's utopian vision -- The nuclear republic of God -- Terrorism is a means to an end : revolutionary utopia -- Conclusion : how democracy can win -- All aboard for the tyranny tour -- Vladimir Putin : reformer and kleptocrat with a dash of the millenarian -- The tour continues : democracy and the tyrannical temptation -- what should the West do? -- The frontiers of Twenty-First Century revolution -- A homeopathic cure for the tyrannical temptation
Control code
ocn934937709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781107083059
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)934937709

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