ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Waller R. Newell is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Carleton University, where he helped found and teaches in The College of the Humanities, Canada’s only four-year baccalaureate in the Great Books. He was educated at the University of Toronto, where he received a B.A. in Arts and Sciences and an M.A. in Political Economy, and at Yale University, where he received a Ph.D. in Political Science.

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TYRANTS: A HISTORY OF POWER, INJUSTICE, AND TERROR

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Tyrants Are Bad and Some Are Worse

A Q&A with Waller R. Newell, a scholar of despotism, on how a democrat should judge an autocrat.


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October 5, 2019, 9:00 AM EDT Updated on October 5, 2019, 12:28 PM EDT

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Waller R. Newell is a professor of political science and philosophy at Carleton University and the author of Tyrants: Power, I...

Tyrants: Power, Injustice, and Terror

By Waller R. Newell
Cambridge University Press, 276 pp, September 2019

The following interview with Professor Waller R. Newell took place via Skype on Thursday, October 31, 2019. His book recounts the history of tyranny from the Bron...

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Across the globe today, there is a palpable sense that democracy is under siege. Authoritarians have made gains in every region of the world over the last decade, including in countries long-viewed as stable democracies. 

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In a recent column for The Washington Post, “This is How Fascism Comes to America,” Brookings Institution Fellow Robert Kagan likens Donald Trump and his followers to previous Fascist movements including National Socialism and the followers of Benito Mussolini. While I...

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