The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat Topics for Discussion

Ryszard Kapuściński
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Why do the interviewees continue to refer to Haile Selassie by his Imperial titles?

Why did the Emperor take basically no action against the revolution in the 1970s?

Explain why the interviewees generally place the blame for the Empire's collapse on foreigners.

Why does Kapuscinski include descriptions about life in post-Imperial Ethiopia in this book? Is he trying to make a point?

Aside from historical scholarship, does Kapuscinski have any other purpose in writing this book? Is there some issue he wants to draw attention to, even if just by analogy?

Explain the religious nature of the Emperor's reign.

Was the Emperor a benevolent monarch or abusive dictator? Explain your position.

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