October 8, 2019

by Bryan Bowman 

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. 

As the rights monitor...

October 8, 2019

“Where’s my favorite dictator?” That was a question asked by President Donald Trump at the G-7 summit in August. The missing tyrant? Not North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, not Russia’s Vladimir Putin, not China’s Xi Jinping — all of whom have been subjects of Trump’s flattery....

April 4, 2019

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...

May 17, 2018

Fear Over Love

Waller R. Newell has written a very dense and rich work on the “dark side” of politics, namely, the regime which has defined evil in politics since the inception of political theory: tyranny. What immediately strikes the reader is Newell’s attempt to comb...

May 17, 2018

Tyrants: A History of Power, Injustice, and Terror. By Waller R. Newell. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 264p. $29.99.

The Spartan Regime: Its Character, Origins, and Grand Strategy. By Paul A. Rahe. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 232p. $38.00.

It is...

April 27, 2018

A recent interview in CHOSUN ILBO, a leading South Korean newspaper, about Waller Newell's book 'The Soul of a Leader: Character Conviction, and Ten Lessons in Political Greatness', which recently appeared in a Korean edition. The original English version o...

April 27, 2018

Nel fondo buio di ognuno si annida un potenziale tiranno. “Giardiniere”, “riformatore” o “millenarista”, sempre potenziali tiranni siamo, anche se le differenze possono essere sostanziali e Waller R. Newell, professore di Scienze politiche e Filosofia presso la Carleto...

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