The makings of a fair and just ruler
IN 1948, King Farouk of Egypt said in jest, "The whole world is in revolt. Soon, there will be only five kings left -- the King of England, the King of Spades, the King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, and the King of Diamonds." Young Farouk, the ...
What is a caliph – and why has the leader of Isis declared himself to be one?
The title Sultan designating a strong temporal ruler was granted by the Caliph to the Seljuks ... bastardised the title Amir al-Mu’minin by referring to the fair-haired blue-eyed Caliph Mohammed al-Nasir (1199-1214) as the Miramamolin.
The Putin Divorce: What Russia’s Rulers Hide
There has been no traditional role for a leader’s wife in either the U.S.S.R. or the new Russia. Yet some rulers have been more open about their families than others. Coincidentally or not, those leaders who presided over softer or more open regimes were ...
What Is A Dictator?
June 1940 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) What is a dictator, or an authoritarian ... on par with Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt. So is it fair to put Deng in the same category as Saddam Hussein, or even Hosni Mubarak, the leader of Egypt, whose ...
Twisted thinking: Fallacy of Fairness distortion explained
Fallacy of Fairness is a cognitive distortion compelling people to obsessively walk around with a measuring ruler assuring everything ‘is fair and even.’ It is the belief they are the best ones who can measure what is fair and what is not fair ...