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November 10, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
JC Studio Theatre, Fringe

How to Be a Dictator - Frank Dikötter 如何成為獨裁者

How to Be a Dictator- Frank Dikötter
Frank Dikötter:如何成為獨裁者

A dictator cannot rule through fear and violence alone, only he who can compel his people to acclaim him will hold the greatest power for the longest time. In How to Be a Dictator, author Frank Dikötter, a celebrated historian and Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong, examines the ways eight modern dictators developed and sustained a cult of personality and turned free-thinking citizens into subservient sycophants. This talk, which is moderated by South China Morning Post writer Fionnuala Mchugh, examines the origins of the cult, which is often times at the very heart of tyranny.

暴君不只使用恐懼和暴力來維持獨裁的管治權,還要「得人心」才能贏得最強大的實力。香港大學著名歷史學家和人文學院講座教授馮客在新書《How to Be a Dictator》中深度剖析了八位獨裁者如何煽動、維持並擴大個人崇拜的狂熱現象,繼而把思想自由的公民變為卑微的奉承者。本次對話由《南華早報》作者Fionnuala Mchugh主持,並將追溯政治偶像崇拜的本源,步步深究暴政的核心本質。

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Frank Dikötter has been Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong since 2006.