Kim Jong Un is only the latest authoritarian that Donald Trump has professed his admiration for.
And the award for “Best Performance by a Dictator in a Propaganda Video” goes to…
Officials have repeatedly collaborated with fiercely anti-democratic regimes and militaries.
Fortunately, the DSM is written so clearly, and so simply, that anyone can make a diagnosis. Here are the symptoms. Make
You must have noticed the Hitler comparisons, right? But have you noticed that others are pointing to Benito Mussolini, Argentinian caudillo Juan Perón, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, France's Marine Le Pen or her father, the founder of that party and Holocaust denier Jean-Marie Le Pen, and even left-wing Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez?
In human bodies, the first thing a virus targets is the immune system. As in human bodies, the first thing Dictatorships target is freedom of expression and more specifically, press freedom. If successful, the Dictators' task would be much easier in controlling their people, in sucking dry their fortunes and more seriously, their spirit.
Robert Mugabe rose to prominence in the 1960s as the leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union during the conflict against the conservative white-minority government during the Rhodesian Bush War and was a political prisoner in Rhodesia for more than 10 years.
I picked up the metaphor of "soapy fish" in Mexico. It describes a person who is like a soaped fish. You can't catch him. It looks as if you had coaxed him to agree, or you finally understood what he or she meant to say, only later to find out he wiggled out of your hands like a soaped fish.
Previously, the men in North Korea had been able to choose from 10 different --but still pretty similar -- state-sanctioned hairstyles (women, lucky them, were given 18 to choose from).
While Kanye West may not be Keeping Up With The Kardashians anymore, he is certainly has not been keeping up either with the politics of another type of "K" clan, namely the Kazakhstan's ruling family.
The U.S. has the power to help calm the situation by stopping military aid and by sincerely condemning violence against Egyptian protesters. But many are lobbying Washington to turn a blind eye to what is happening in strategically important Egypt.
As demonstrated with Egypt, change is in continuum and it will be some time before Egyptians get the democracy they strived for in the past two years. Do not allow the people who long for the past to get in the way of the future -- keep moving forward.