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

By: Newell, Waller R. (Waller Randy), 1952-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: JC381 .N49 2016Publication: New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 2016Description: vii, 254 p.ISBN: 9781107083059 (hardback); 1107083052 (hardback).Subject(s): Despotism
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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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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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