The Netflix documentary ‘How To Become A Tyrant’ reveals secrets infamous dictators exploited to seize and cling to power

When I say ‘Tyrant’, what comes to mind?”

A cruel and opressive leader.

“No, too simple.”

That’s the opening lines to – How To become a Tyrant – as narrated by American actor and producer, Peter Hayden Dinklage.

The gifted star has won global acclaim for his insufferable role as Tyrion Lannister on the HBO television series, Game of Thrones.
Seize power.

American Actor and Producer Peter Dinklage (file image)

Crush your rivals. Reign through terror. Control the truth. Create a new society. Rule forever.

‘How To Become A Tyrant’ is arguably one of the best docu-series in present times. It dwells on a playbook used by tyrants, and a step-by-step revelation of the techniques they use to seize and cling to power.

It’s appalling, and incredulous – the ingenious exploits and excesses of infamous dictators on the global scene: Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin….

Peter Dinklage doesn’t project a typical Hollywood macho image – all muscle and brute – he more than makes up for it in his voice.

He delivers the narration in a rich, resonant deep voice – it’s such a joy to listen and follow.

How To Become A Tyrant is currently playing on Netflix – six episodes now released.

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Adolf Hitler, the German Nazi architect, infamous for his cruelty, interestingly appears in several other documentaries on the Netflix rota: Hitler’s Circle of Evil, and, Greatest Events of WWII – a chronology of iconic, untold stories from WWII – in color.

There’s a gem: The Devil Next Door – that’s a must watch for history enthusiasts. It’s the story of a Cleveland grandpa dragged to court in Israel, accused of being the infamous Nazi death camp guard known as Ivan The Terrible.

Yes, its another one with an Adolf Hitler shadow hanging over it!

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