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 ...
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 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.
Game of Thrones and the Good Ruler complex
The whole thing is about as sophisticated as a sucking chest-wound, of which, incidentally, the series features a fair few ... m talking about The Search For The Good Ruler. The clue is in the title. Game of Thrones is all about kings and queens, all ...