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Autocracy Now is a podcast about historical dictators. In the modern world, shockingly, more and more people are growing frustrated with democracy. Is democracy really 'the best form of government, apart from all the others'? What can we understand about autocrats by looking at their lives and their policies? What forms has autocracy taken in the modern and ancient worlds? We'll try to answer all of these questions by following the lives of famous autocrats.

Autocracy Now! Autocracy Now

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    • 5.0, 53 Ratings

Autocracy Now is a podcast about historical dictators. In the modern world, shockingly, more and more people are growing frustrated with democracy. Is democracy really 'the best form of government, apart from all the others'? What can we understand about autocrats by looking at their lives and their policies? What forms has autocracy taken in the modern and ancient worlds? We'll try to answer all of these questions by following the lives of famous autocrats.

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5.0 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

JanMasaryk ,

Autocracy Now

First as tragedy, then as farce: “Autocracy Now” does an excellent job of highlighting the failings of dictatorial rule. “Stalin” is a warning to the citizens of 21st century democracies who believe that they cannot lose the freedoms that they take for granted

Foxhound1991 ,

Great listen

Thorough on subject matter with a good cadence. Really enjoyable

PerryBorenstein ,

Very good

Awesome. I only wish he’d slow down just a bit to allow to enjoy the information a bit longer. The history of the Russian revolution is amazing.

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