A Personal View – March 2014
I have an intense fascination for the great dictators of the Twentieth Century – Hitler, Stalin & Mao. This preoccupation is an attempt to understand how they managed to obtain power, why nobody attempted to thwart their diabolical plans & what the impact on the ordinary person was.
Of the three, Hitler’s Germany has been comprehensively dissected & analysed from all possible angles whereas those of Stalin & Mao have not been as thoroughly explored. This is probably a result of the lack of information available on those societies.