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The Fabulists: How myth-makers rule in an age of crisis

The Fabulists: How myth-makers rule in an age of crisis (Paperback)

By Peel, Michael

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Demagogues and authoritarians are flourishing in this modern age of political myth. They exploit our fears and fantasies. Exposing the fictions that these new rulers use to take and keep control has never been more urgent - and people risk their careers, liberty or even their liv...es to do so. In this revealing and richly reported book, international correspondent Michael Peel illuminates the surprising parallels between leaders, movements and their supporters who have thrived using potent but questionable stories. From Aung San Suu Kyi's Myanmar to Rodrigo Duterte's bloody drugs crackdown in the Philippines, and from Britain's struggle over Brexit to Syria's civil war, he probes the patterns in narratives that too often serve the interests of the chosen few. Above all, Peel shows the extraordinary and sometimes dangerous steps courageous people take to challenge these fabulists - and the treacherous paths they lead us down.
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ISBN 9781786078254
Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781786078254
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Imprint Oneworld Publications
Released 30 Mar 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Peel, Michael
Category Political Leaders & Leadership
Political Structures: Totalitarianism & Dictatorship
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 321.90922
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Communication in politics, Fake news, Authoritarianism
NBS Text Government & Constitution
ONIX Text General/trade