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He discusses the abolition of slavery, the Industrial Revolution, and the women’s rights movement as evidence of how important it is to continue humanity’s arc of progress before the wrong values get “locked in” by despots.Inside effective altruism, where the far future counts a lot more than the present|Rebecca Ackermann|October 17, 2022|MIT Technology Review
While the balance sheet here favors the peacemakers — the Gandhis, Kings and Mandelas — the book includes, as it must, despots and demagogues.An anthology of great speeches, from the inspirational to the ominous|Jeff Shesol|July 9, 2021|Washington Post
The usurping king is a despot posing as a benefactor, exerting an authoritarian rule and setting the people close to him against each other to prove their loyalty, while his queen turns a blind eye to his increasingly obvious misdeeds.‘Hamlet/Horatio’ queers the Bard|John Paul King|May 13, 2021|Washington Blade
We have seen it in the rise of other despots around the world.Marjorie Taylor Greene is delusional, dangerous|Peter Rosenstein|February 4, 2021|Washington Blade
But Stephen Kotkin's new biography reveals a learned despot who acted cunningly to take advantage of the times.Kotkin Biography Reveals Stalin's Evil Pragmatism|William O’Connor|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is the sort of delusion that sets in when a despot confuses himself with the state after too long in power.Putin’s Sochi and Hitler’s Berlin: The Love Affair Between Dictators and the Olympic Games.|Garry Kasparov|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the fiery despot, the fine character actor Simmons has never been given a role this juicy, and knocks it out of the park.‘Whiplash’ Is Sundance’s Hottest Film, A Music-Themed Drama Starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons|Marlow Stern|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hundreds have “martyred” themselves fighting Syrian despot Bashar al Assad.The Coming of Al Qaeda 3.0|Bruce Riedel|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
From the start, we see him as he is: a despot and a swindler, a Dallas blue-blood with FBI ties, fleeing a violent past.This Week’s Hot Reads, July 15, 2013|Sarah Stodola, Jen Vafidis, Damaris Colhoun|July 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Should not every rational prince perceive that the despot is but an insane man who injures himself?
The idea of a terrible God who was represented as a despot, must necessarily have rendered His subjects wicked.
This powerful chieftain was an absolute despot ruling over a tribe of fierce warriors, who knew no will but his.Robert Moffat|David J. Deane
There he lay, with his face upon the ground, humbly awaiting the stern despot's permission to move.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks|Bracebridge Hemyng
At last de B. ran upon "tyrant or despot," which he commuted for "emperor."