After Words

After Words: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita & Alastair Smith, "The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics," hosted by Anne Gearan, Associated Press National Security Editor

About the Program

The acclaimed NYU professors explain how autocrats and dictators are able to maintain power by doing whatever is necessary to please the coalition that will help continue their regime.  They explore their theory with Associated Press National Security Editor Anne Gearan.

About the Authors

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Mr. Bueno de Mesquita is the Julius Silver Professor of Politics at New York University and a senior fellow at Hoover Institution at Stanford University.  Mr. Bueno de Mesquita is a specialist in policy forecasting and is a co-author of "The Strategy of Campaigning."


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Alastair Smith

Mr. Smith is Professor of Politics at New York University.  He is also the winner of the Karl Deutsch Award, given biennially to the best international relations scholar under the age of 40.


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After Words: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita & Alastair Smith, "The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics," hosted by Anne Gearan, Associated Press National Security Editor

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, October 9th at 12pm (ET)
  • Monday, October 3rd at 3am (ET)
  • Sunday, October 2nd at 9pm (ET)
  • Sunday, October 2nd at 6pm (ET)
  • Saturday, October 1st at 10pm (ET)
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