‘Autocracy Now’ – personalized authoritarianism



The leading figures on the world stage today practice a brutal, smash-mouth politics, a personalized authoritarianism, notes Foreign Affairs editord-school strongmen, they do whatever is needed to grasp and hold  on to power. Here we profile five to see what makes them tick. All fought their way from obscurity to the throne and then took a hard authoritarian turn. But how, and why? Rose asks in the issue:

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