Coup D'etat: A Practical Handbook, Revised Edition

Coup D'etat: A Practical Handbook, Revised Edition
Tags: Edward N. Luttwak

Coup d’Etat astonished readers when it first appeared in 1968 because it showed, step by step, how governments could be overthrown. Translated into sixteen languages, it has inspired anti-coup precautions by regimes around the world. In addition to these detailed instructions, Edward Luttwak’s revised handbook offers an altogether new way of looking at political power - one that considers, for example, the vulnerability to coups of even the most stable democracies in the event of prolonged economic distress.