Friday, June 20, 2014

The Loneliness of the Tyrant

The Loneliness of the Tyrant (Robert Kaplan) from Real Clear World 
"The overthrow of the Romanian dictator during Christmas of 1989 had terrified al Assad like no event in the Middle East could have. For if a tyrant who ruled in the manner of a Stalinist totalitarian could be violently toppled, then no dictator was safe on his throne. At this moment the diplomat, an acquaintance of mine, saw in all its intensity the utter loneliness of absolute power."

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