Tyranny

By Waller R. Newell

Rent or Buy eTextbook

Expires on Apr 17th, 2022
$26

Publisher List Price: $0.00

This is the first comprehensive exploration of ancient and modern tyranny in the history of political thought. Waller R. Newell argues that modern tyranny and statecraft differ fundamentally from the classical understanding. Newell demonstrates a historical shift in emphasis from the classical thinkers' stress on the virtuous character of rulers and the need for civic education to the modern emphasis on impersonal institutions and cold-blooded political method. By diagnosing the varieties of tyranny from erotic voluptuaries like Nero, the steely determination of reforming conquerors like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar and modernizing despots such as Napoleon and Ataturk to the collectivist revolutions of the Jacobins, Bolsheviks, Nazis and Khmer Rouge, Newell shows how tyranny is every bit as dangerous to free democratic societies today as it was in the past.

Tyranny
A New Interpretation
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 5/27/13
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1107357349
ISBN 13: 9781107357341
Print ISBN: 9781107010321

Live Chats