Book cover of Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators by Jay Nordlinger
Biography & Autobiography

Children of Monsters: An Inquiry into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators 

What’s it like to be the son or daughter of a dictator? A monster on the Stalin level? What’s it like to bear a name synonymous with oppression, terror, and evil?

Jay Nordlinger set out to answer that question, and does so in this book. He surveys 20 dictators in all. They are the worst of the worst: Stalin, Mao, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, and so on. The book is not about them, really, though of course they figure in it. It’s about their children. […Learn More]