Review: In The Age of the Strongman, Gideon Rachman presents a rogue's gallery of autocrats

By Mark Thomas
May 20 2022 - 2:00pm
Strongmen united - Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, 2019. Picture: Getty Images
  • The Age of the Strongman, by Gideon Rachman. Penguin, $35.

Gideon Rachman, chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times claims that "since 2000 the rise of the strongman leader has become a central feature of global politics".