Consolidating Power

Adam Gopnik recently had an interesting review of two books in the New Yorker, “How To Be A Dictator: The Cult Of Personality In The Twentieth Century” by Frank Dikotter and “The Infernal Library: On Dictators, The Books They Wrote, And Other Catastrophes Of Literacy” by Daniel Kalder. Both books explore specific traits that are shared by some of history’s worst dictators.

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