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

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 R. Newell in this engaging exposé of a thousand dangers. We will see why tyranny is a perm...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Newell, Waller R. (Waller Randy), 1952- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published:New York NY : Cambridge University Prss, 2016.
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Title page; Copyright information; Table of contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 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; Part One 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 EmpirePart Two 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; Part Three 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 TyrannyThe 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 Third-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 MillenarianThe 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; Reading for Further Interest; Index.