Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators


You are cordially invited to a book lecture for

Children of Monsters:
An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators

with author
Jay Nordlinger
Senior Editor, National Review

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
1:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.
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Please contact Sarah Dwyer at sdwyer@iwp.edu with any questions about this event.

Children of Monsters, NordlingerAbout the book: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the child of a Stalin or Hitler, a Mao or Castro, or Pol Pot? National Review's Jay Nordlinger asked himself this. The result is Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators, an astonishing survey of the progeny of 20 dictators. Some were loyalists who admired their father. Some actually succeed as dictator. A few were critics, even defectors. What they have in common, Nordlinger shows, is the prison house of tainted privilege and the legacy of dubious deference.

About the author: J ay Nordlinger is a senior editor of National Review and a book fellow of the National Review Institute. He is the author of Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators, published by Encounter. His previous book was published by Encounter, too: Peace, They Say, a history of the Nobel Peace Prize. In his journalism, Nordlinger writes about a variety of subjects, including politics, foreign affairs, and the arts. He is the music critic of The New Criterion. For National Review Online, he writes a column called "Impromptus." In 2011, he filmed The Human Parade, with Jay Nordlinger, a TV series bringing hour-long interviews with various personalities. National Review Books published a collection of his writings, Here, There & Everywhere. A native Michigander, Nordlinger lives in New York.