Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Citations for kakistocracy
Burt Wheeler arrived in Washington as a Senator in 1923, when the backwash of war and prohibition had brought America about as near to kakistocracy as it has ever come.
It was evident that democracy had bloomed as it always did when forcibly planted, in a kakistocracy of the worst possible men.
Origin of kakistocracy
Kakistocracy entered English in the early 1800s from the Greek word kákistos meaning "worst," and -cracy, a combining form meaning "rule" or "government."