Modern Dictators by Barry M. Rubin
Third World Coup Makers, Strongmen, and Populist Tyrants

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This study discusses how such dictators as Qaddafi, Khomeini, Marcos, Somoza, and Castro, among others, achieved power, how they justified their rule, and how they changed the character of the U.N

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Published September 1, 1988 by Plume. 385 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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The crowds cheering the Ayatollah Khomeini as successor to the Shah of Iran in 1979 dramatized the triumph not of a traditional dictator over a ""modern"" one, but the reverse.

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