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Archie Brown is a British political scientist and historian. He is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University and Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford. A Fellow of the British Academy since 1991, Professor Brown was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003. He has written widely on Soviet and Communist politics, the Cold War, and political leadership.

Books by Archie Brown

The Myth of the Strong Leader


An authoritative survey of political leadership over the last hundred years - from Churchill and Roosevelt to Stalin and Hitler, from Willy Brandt and Mikhail Gorbachev to Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair - and a debunking of the myth that it is only the strong, single-minded leader who makes a difference.

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The Rise and Fall of Communism

The definitive and groundbreaking account of the revolutionary ideology that changed the modern world.

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