Author Eugene Pete Wolfe Part 2
Manage episode 337303810 series 3047979
Author Eugene "Pete" Wolfe discusses his latest book, "Boris Johnson in 100 Facts discusses the parallels between Boris Johnson and Donald Trump, which are pretty interesting. He also talks about the comparison between Johnson and Gorbachev, de Klerk and Ozawa, the leaders he looked at in his dissertation on the tactics of political reform. In addition he discusses the reform in the Soviet Union, South Africa and Japan in more detail. Specifically, he shares insights about the failure of previous reformers in each of the three countries that created the impression that political change was not possible. Today, when we know that Gorbachev, de Klerk and Ozawa did manage to bring about change, the idea that this once seemed inconceivable may be quite a surprise. Finally, he talks about his current research, which is on legislative violence in Europe, the US and Japan.