The Age of Dictatorship: Europe 1918-1989

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If you could go back to the late 1930s and ask a politically-interested European whether democracy or dictatorship was the political system of the future, the answer you’d probably have got would have been dictatorship. Democracy, most people thought, had had its day. Professor Richard Evans explores this rejection of liberalism and the advent of both major and minor autocrats across Europe.