There are so many events and shows on in Edinburgh just now that it’s difficult to know where to start. I haven’t even managed to look through the Fringe programme, but I’ve booked several things in the Book Festival.
Yesterday we saw William J Dobson in the ScottishPower Studio Theatre, Charlotte Square Gardens, give a talk entitled ‘The State of Modern Dictatorships‘. He discussed how modern dictatorships have adapted to the modern world, and the sorts of things that those who oppose them get up to.
Quite a challenging talk, especially as comparative politics is a new area for me. Dobson covered China, Russia and Venezuela, as well as a few other countries.