About This Show
Faith in democracy in the Western World is on the decline. But what do the alternatives look like? Autocracy Now delves into the lives of historical dictators and autocrats, exploring what their stories can tell us about autocratic governments: using them as historical case studies in what can happen when one person gets absolute power.
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Most Recent Episode
Autocracy Now: The Introduction
Hello, and welcome to Autocracy Now, the show about the lives of famous autocrats. In this first episode, I'll discuss my motivations behind creating the show, and what I hope we can learn from examining the lives of these dictators. What exactly is an autocrat - how do we define different types of government? What are the advantages of a dictatorship over a democracy? If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, I'd be happy to hear from you. If there's a particular dictator you'd like me to cover in the future, this is your chance to make your case! Please visit us over at autocracynowpodcast.wordpress.com, contact me on Twitter at @AutocracyNow, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.