Showing posts from April, 2023

The Dictator's Handbook

The Dictator's Handbook is  one of my all time favourite books on political science. Its insights into the nature of political power have broadened my understanding of the political world and have challenged my assumptions about how leaders operate. One of the things that I love about this book is its accessibility. It is written for both political science scholars and the general public, and the engaging writing style makes it easy to follow and comprehend. The authors present complex ideas in a straightforward manner, and the use of real-world examples and case studies helps to illustrate these concepts in a tangible way. Another aspect of the book that I find interesting is its argument that leaders are primarily motivated by their self-interest and their need to maintain power and resources. This perspective challenges traditional assumptions about the motivations of political leaders and sheds light on the complex dynamics of political power. The authors use case studies and e

Yes, Prime Minister (2013 TV Series)

As someone who has always enjoyed political satire, I was thrilled to discover the sequel to the beloved BBC sitcom Yes Prime Minister. While I was initially hesitant about a remake of such a classic show, I was pleasantly surprised by how well the new series manages to stay true to the essence of the original while presenting a fresh take on the political landscape of Europe. To my delight, the show did not disappoint. Set at Checkers, the official country house of the British Prime Minister, during an EU summit before the Brexit, the show takes on hot topics like saving the economy and the eurozone by taking a loan from the central-Asian nation of Kumranisan. Intrigues and humor abound in a manner that matches the high standards set by the original series. What I enjoyed most about this sequel is the way it manages to capture the essence of the original show while simultaneously presenting a fresh take on the political landscape of Europe. The humor is just as sharp and witty, and th