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William J. Dobson is politics and foreign affairs editor for Slate. He has been an editor at Foreign Affairs, Newsweek International, and Foreign Policy. During his tenure at Foreign Policy, the magazine was nominated for the coveted National Magazine Award for General Excellence each year and won top honors in 2007 and 2009. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and he has provided analysis for ABC, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, and NPR. He lives in Washington, DC.

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The Dictator's Learning Curve
Inside the Global Battle for Democracy
Written by William J. Dobson

Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $12.99

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The Dictator's Learning Curve
Inside the Global Battle for Democracy
Written by William J. Dobson

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.95

In this riveting anatomy of authoritarianism, acclaimed journalist William Dobson takes us inside the battle between dictators and those who would challenge their rule. Recent history has seen an incredible moment in the war between dictators and democracy—with waves of protests sweeping Syria and Yemen, and despots falling in Egypt, Tunisia... Read more >
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