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The Dictator's Learning Curve
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WILLIAM J. DOBSON is politics and foreign affairs editor for" Slate." He has been an editor at "Foreign Affairs," "Newsweek International," and "Foreign Policy." During his tenure at "Foreign Policy," the magazine was nominated for the coveted National Magazine Award for General Excellence each year and won top honors in 2007 and 2009. His articles and essays have appeared in the "New York Times," the" Washington Post," and the "Wall Street Journal," and he has provided analysis for ABC, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, and NPR. He lives in Washington, DC.

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Praise for "The Dictator's Learning Curve" "Intelligent and absorbing...Dobson has interviewed more than 200 people, and his closely observed accounts of dictators' increasingly sly methods to control their populations are haunting...."The Dictator's Learning Curve" is agile and light on its feet, but among its salient points is that pro-democracy movements need to be more than that. Happy thoughts and hippie clothes are not enough....Mr. Dobson's book, with luck, will find its way into the hands of people who aspire to be free. They'll find optimism here, but hard realities as well."--Dwight Garner, "The New York Times""Tough-minded without being cynical, and hopeful without being optimistic, "The Dictator's Learning Curve" is a rare book--and a bracing read." --"The Atlantic" "Dobson has invested time and insight, from China to Venezuela, and Egypt to Russia, trying to capture the shape-changing nature of modern authoritarianism, and the resourcefulness and wit of its opponents....[He] captures empathetically the skill and insight of modern neo-despots - in much the way their more successful opponents do....Rare is the book on dictatorship that can end on an uplifting note that its narrative carefully substantiates."--"Financial Times""When Dobson is in conversation with the people who are finding new ways to work against the more 'nimble' systems of today's autocrats, the book is at its best. We meet a Chinese free-speech lawyer, a Russian environmental activist, and an Egyptian cop-turned-human-rights-lawyer-turned-exiled-dissident, who offers tips to youth activists on what police response they can expect. We meet Egyptian protesters who take the brunt of later-2011 military violence, and we join in an afternoon walk that's actually a political protest in Beijing. We watch with Dobson as the Chinese use not tanks and guns, as in Tiananmen Square in 1989, but 'street repair' closures and sidewalk-washing tasks to cle

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