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Summary

This story starts in Hungary, 1989, the year Misha Glenny first set eyes on Viktor Orban - then a young student activist calling for an end to communist rule. Three decades later, Glenny asks: how did this once passionate liberal turn into the original strongman?

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Total biased

This is a one sided view of the world. Read well but completely biased. I’ve only listened to the first episode, it seems to be left wing propaganda.

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Compared to Putin and Maxwell series / Very poor

As potted history essays ok - but trying to tie them together - failed - desperately trying to find common cause - it failed .
What is he trying to prove

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Waste of time

It’s almost comical, how stretched are the conclusions conceived in that peculiar piece of content. It’s exaggerations make it rather a piece of fiction.

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Non credible

Boris Johnson might not be the best PM the UK has had but putting him in the same bracket as the various dictators and strongmen featured in this series is frankly ridiculous.

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Superb

Highly enjoyable, gloriously informative and I wished it was much longer. Don’t hesitate, start listening now. One of the best of 2020.

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Interring and insightful book

Enjoyed this exclusive audio book. Gave a good insight into the rise of populist politicians across the world in bite size chapters. First 5 chapters are really interesting. Although not a fan of Johnson or his politics I’m not sure he in the same league as the others in the book, which is accentuated by leaving out far more deserving people like Putin or Trump