A new book unveils the dark world of a brutal tyrant driven by messianic delusions.
Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) and author most recently of "The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century" (University of California Press, 2012).
For 20 years Robert Orlando has brought his cinematic vision to the screen, beginning with his mesmerizing 1988 film See Her Run, going on to represent New York University at the Tel Aviv Film Festival. His latest film, Silence Patton, is scheduled for 2015.
Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, a Research Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, and a Professor of Classics and Humanities at the California State University. He is the author of nine books and numerous essays on classical culture and its influence on Western Civilization. His most recent book, Democracy's Dangers and Discontents (Hoover Institution Press), is now available for purchase.