(Video) Dictatorship: A Forbidden History – Rome

The next instalment of my documentary on dictatorship is online. This part describes the Roman dictatorship and the Roman state of emergency,.known as iustitium. It also shows the difference between the dictatorships of the 1st century B.C., namely those of Sulla and Caesar, and those of previous centuries. Click on the link below.  

A Book That Was Disturbing to Write

“It was written that I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.” Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness On Tuesday (March 1st, 2016) my new book The Terrible Beauty of Dictatorship will hit the Kindle electronic shelves! This is a study on dictatorial and extraordinary powers, with particular emphasis on the meaning of these…

New Documentary: “Dictatorship: A Forbidden History”

Please click on the link below to watch my new (so new it’s my first!) documentary on dictatorship. The documentary is intended to put dictatorship in a historical context & to frame it as a problem in political philosophy. Please note that if viewed from mobile the settings must be changed. Details are given below…

Timeline of Dictatorship and Emergency Powers

Below is a timeline to support my upcoming book The Terrible Beauty of Dictatorship (due for release 01/03/2015) complete with videos and some interesting facts. Thanks to the Hstry.co educational website for enabling me to put it together. Click on the screengrab below for a timeline of dictatorship and emergency powers.

Book Announcement: “The Terrible Beauty of Dictatorship”

The Terrible Beauty of Dictatorship is my new non-fiction book scheduled for release, March 1st, 2016. It is both a history and analysis of emergency powers, dictatorships, and states of exception.  Emergency powers are dictatorship by another name. In a post-9/11 world, they are widespread and affect you. But knowledge is power;  The Terrible Beauty of…

Dictatorship Blog: November 30 2015

The Credit Institutions (Financial Support) Act 2008 gave the Minister for Finance dictatorial powers to deal with the run on Anglo-Irish bank.