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Modern Dictatorship

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Modern Dictatorship
Diana Spearman
Jonathan Cape, London, 1939.
Hardback; 160 x 225 mm; black boards with gold titles on spine; 272 pages, top edge painted. No dust jacket.
The book is in fair condition. The binding is sound though the book is very slightly cocked. The boards have been affected by damp, and there is a little bumping to both ends of the spine. Internally there is some tanning, a little foxing, and a few marks here and there. The bottom edges of the leaves have been irregularly cut with a black mark across them near the spine. The recto of the front free endpaper is annotated “Roger Lewis” and “Off”. There is the remains of what may have been a red label near the gutter on the verso of the back free endpaper.
The author examines the revival of autocracy in Europe; the rise of dictators; the psychological background and the theory of autocracy in European political thought; authoritarian tendencies in democracy; the problems of autocratic government; dictatorial economics; and finally considers whether modern dictatorship is successful. The interest in this book is likely to be essentially historic, being published in the year that war broke out, and therefore of academic interest rather than appeal to a general readership.

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Author(s):
Diana Spearman
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
160 x 225 mm
Edition:
1939
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
Title:
Modern Dictatorship

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Modern Dictatorship
Diana Spearman
Jonathan Cape, London, 1939.
Hardback; 160 x 225 mm; black boards with gold titles on spine; 272 pages, top edge painted. No dust jacket.
The book is in fair condition. The binding is sound though the book is very slightly cocked. The boards have been affected by damp, and there is a little bumping to both ends of the spine. Internally there is some tanning, a little foxing, and a few marks here and there. The bottom edges of the leaves have been irregularly cut with a black mark across them near the spine. The recto of the front free endpaper is annotated “Roger Lewis” and “Off”. There is the remains of what may have been a red label near the gutter on the verso of the back free endpaper.
The author examines the revival of autocracy in Europe; the rise of dictators; the psychological background and the theory of autocracy in European political thought; authoritarian tendencies in democracy; the problems of autocratic government; dictatorial economics; and finally considers whether modern dictatorship is successful. The interest in this book is likely to be essentially historic, being published in the year that war broke out, and therefore of academic interest rather than appeal to a general readership.

Author(s):
Diana Spearman
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
160 x 225 mm
Edition:
1939
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
272
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
Title:
Modern Dictatorship

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