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    • The Dictator's Handbook

    • Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics
    • By: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,961
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,666
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,646

    For 18 years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest" - or even their subjects - unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Think you understand politics, think again!

    • By Michael on 07-01-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Predictioneer's Game

    • Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future
    • By: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    Revealing the origins of game theory and the advances made by John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist perhaps best known from A Beautiful Mind, Bueno de Mesquita details the controversial and cold-eyed system of calculation that he has since created, one that allows individuals to think strategically about what their opponents want, how much they want it, and how they might react to every move.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting material, missing figures

    • By Sojournalist on 07-14-10

    Regular price: $31.93