The Book Club

Gideon Rachman: The Age of the Strongman

45 min listen

In This Episode

My guest in this week’s Book Club podcast is the FT’s foreign affairs columnist Gideon Rachman. In his new book The Age of the Strongman, he takes a global look at the rise of personality-cult autocrats. He tells me what they have in common, what’s new about this generation of strongman leaders – and why his book places Boris Johnson in a cast including Putin, Orban, Bolsonaro and Duterte.

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