One is left bemused as to why Dobson has saddled this vivid if superficial account of one thing with a title and publicity material promising quite another. He conducted, he tells us, over 200 interviews worldwide — but almost none of his subjects come from key positions inside the regimes concerned. But if we can take them away from their game and put them in our game, a game that we control, then we can defeat them. Dobson was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Enjoy In the old days, dictators could count on a media blackout, control of the police and army and other traditional accessories to shield them from overthrow. She's in this for the long haul. The chapter called Enemies of the State was equally fascinating, especially the part where Yevgenia forced the state to abandon plans for a highway that would have destroyed a historic patch of woods.
Buku yang relevan dengan suasana semasa. Dobson is a 1994 Truman Scholar. Still, I highly encourage you to read it; it's very short and it'll get you thinking. In this riveting portrait of authoritarianism in peril, acclaimed journalist William Dobson takes us inside the relentless battle between dictators and the people challenging their rule. It is well written by a well-traveled journalist with a sufficient amount of flare and style to make it interesting. This book addresses those questions using the example of Venezuela, China and Egypt. But the Arab Spring is only the latest front in a worldwide battle between freedom and repression, a battle that also rages in a dozen other countries from Venezuela to China, Russia to Malaysia.
We are witnessing an incredible moment in the war between dicta. Facing off against modern dictators is an unlikely army of democracy advocates—students, bloggers, environmentalists, lawyers, activists, and millionaires—who are growing increasingly savvy themselves. This makes the central theme of the book. Planning involves the habit of pattern analysis, and every living thing lives by a pattern. Book discussion with William Dobson, moderated by Jonathan Fanton.
Dictators no longer only use primitive brute force to control their people and to stay in power. Previously, he served as the managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine. About the book In this riveting portrait of authoritarianism in peril, acclaimed journalist William Dobson takes us inside the relentless battle between dictators and the people challenging their rule. Under his editorial direction, the magazine was nominated for the National Magazine Award five years in a row—the only publication of its size to be nominated for five consecutive years—and in 2007 and 2009, Foreign Policy won the overall award for General Excellence. The Dictator's Learning Curve explains this historic moment and provides crucial insight into the fight for democracy. He also talks to opposition leaders, the old guard, and student activists, the new guard. Lots of good anecdotes, interviews, and experiences to make it rather fast-paced.
A further issue is the killing and intimidation of journalists and political activists. All the societies Dobson visits are riven with ethnic or religious divisions, which disturbingly often also mark off regime supporters from opponents. This would be a more serious problem were this intended as an academic study, but even for the popular press, clarity of concepts is important. Use humor to win over people and show the absurdity of the regime. Don't focus on hating the regime because hate doesn't attract people. We are witnessing an incredible moment in the war between dictators and democracy—waves of protests are sweeping Syria and Yemen, and despots have fallen in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. It granted greater speech rights-even allowing public protest in an effort to showcase the liberties now afforded to Egyptians.
They in turn adapt them to the settings in their countries. Fake opposition, demagoguery, and even legitimate economic progress all have their place when you want to keep your regime in power. In this riveting portrait of authoritarianism in peril, acclaimed journalist William Dobson takes us inside the relentless battle between dictators and the people challenging their rule. They are ever-morphing, technologically savvy, and internationally connected, and they have replaced more brutal forms of intimidation with seemingly? I have been wanting to understand how authoritarian governments form, how they manage to stay in control despite severe criticism and lack of civilian support and how and why they sometimes end. As a description of global pro-democracy movements the book has some real strengths, well capturing the resourcefulness, skills and courage — though also the illusions, the failings and blind spots — of those remarkable people.
I had this constant fear that it was gonna start getting really boring? In 1974, the world had just 41 democracies. We are witnessing an incredible moment in the war between dictators and democracy—waves of protests are sweeping Syria and Yemen, and despots have fallen in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. I'm from a country where democracy is immature but people are generally apathetic to the flaws running in our administrative, judicial, and legislative branches. Today's dictators are far more sophisticated in the way they maintain power. But if he does that, you're going to have the support of the population.
You can travel, you can emigrate if you want, you can read the Internet. Because, as this book written during and after the Arab Spring shows, a democratic country is possible. At least 30 dictatorships have been exposed; Will Dobson was there too. But by 2010, authoritarian regimes were figuring out ways to come back and adapt to a changing world where dictators can no longer control communications channels as easily as they could in the 20th century. But the Arab Spring is only the latest front in a worldwide battle between freedom and repression, a battle that also rages in a dozen other countries from Venezuela to China, Russia to Malaysia. Dobson holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and a Masters degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University. Have a leadership that is not a democracy.