The Fabulists by Michael Peel – Hardcover


What do Rodrigo Duterte, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Aung San Suu Kyi have in common?
Politicians around the world are weaving their own heroic fictions o the strongmen, the apparently enlightened, apparently liberal reformers, the smiling kings and autocrats, the proud defenders of bygone empires. Used properly, these stories can act as a glue to bind us to one another as a community. But some citizens don’t fit the mould, and others are willing to risk their lives to tell a different story altogether…

Based on a decade of on the ground reporting and informed by exclusive interviews across four continents, acclaimed Financial Times journalist Michael Peel reveals the invisible threads connecting politics worldwide, exploding the myth that anyone is looking to the West for moral guidance.