The Dictator's Handbook
Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
This eye-opening book challenges the traditional notion that leaders act in the national interest or care for their subjects. The authors reveal that the only thing that motivates leaders is their desire to stay in power. Their findings suggest that the difference between tyrants and democrats is a myth and that it all boils down to the number of essential supporters they have. A must-read for anyone interested in improving human governance.