revolution

How not to stage a revolution

There have been plenty of successful revolutions of late, with dictators across the Middle East being upended left right and centre. Not all revolutionaries did quite so well however, so if you want an idea of how to dethrone your leader, don’t do what these guys did.

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How not to win

Going for glory? Well, just remember that winning isn’t everything. For all those wannabe champions out there, heed  the warnings of the Antiguide to Winning: what not to do.

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How not to woo

Looking for the perfect romantic gesture to impress that special someone? You certainly won’t find any good ideas here, in the antiguide to wooing: what not to do.

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How not to enact revenge

Are you huddled in a dark lair, plotting to get back at your arch-nemisis? Careful – more often than not, revenge goes horribly, horribly wrong for all concerned. Read on to understand how not to wreak vengeance in the antiguide to revenge: what not to do.

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How not to stop a plague

Is a plague threatening to bring your civilisation to its knees? For those looking for a way to stop an outbreak of Black Death or venereal disease, be sure to avoid any of the mistakes listed in the antiguide to plague prevention: what not to do.

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How not to assassinate your enemies

Planning to eliminate your foes, but don’t know where to begin? Learn from the mistakes of history’s foiled hitmen in the antiguide to assassination: what not to do.

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How not to escape prison

Doing hard time for a crime you didn’t commit? Well, to aid you in your escape plan, here’s a few examples of what not to do. Avoid these pitfalls and you’ll be on the run in no time.

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