AAP is too much of a wild card for the deep state
sometimes even in the form of the most benevolent despot. The people variously are a 'bag of potatoes, 'disunited, non-martial Hindus', 'ignorant and superstitious masses' and other things that are irritating to the 'enlightened' narcissist.The government ...
Gerald Warner: Egotists of the Enlightenment wreaked destruction on mankind
It was no coincidence that Voltaire’s chief patron was the despot Frederick the Great. The defining characteristic of the Pseudo-Enlightenment was its hatred of Christianity and of the sanctified moral order it had created. Its essential maxim was ...
The philosopher Alvin Gouldner entitled Chapter 13 of his classic study The Two Marxisms, "Nightmare Marxism," observing ... Marxism would not be the path to an enlightened future, but to despotism -- as, in fact, it was in practice. What, then, are ...
Politicians and absence of political philosophy
The leaders of the First Republic were what could be described as ‘enlightened despots` or benevolent and charismatic personalities. They established Universities, built stadia for sports development and offered scholarships to the children of the poor.
For reasons of state
If David Pryce-Jones is to be believed, this event marked the beginning of two centuries of pernicious Arabophilia and anti-Semitism, leading successive French governments to support unpleasant Middle Eastern despots ... which was characteristic of almost ...