Posts Tagged ‘Dictators’

Opinion: Lessons from the world’s last dictators

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Michael Kelly SJ

It’s frequently observed that the only three remaining absolute monarchies/dictatorships left in the world are Saudi Arabia, North Korea and the Vatican. But the parallels that are of more powerful significance are those between the Vatican, Vietnam and China, both in terms of their governance and the current state of their political lives. All are Read more

Toppling dictators in the YouTube age

Friday, April 15th, 2011

In February, two days into the uprising against Muammar Qaddafi, a crowd of protesters in Tobruk, in eastern Libya, created a political icon. At a square in the city, they toppled a larger-than-life version of Qaddafi’s Green Book—the cement pages were six feet by four feet—and cheers went up as the monument went down. The Read more