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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.
We have seen it in the rise of other despots around the world.
But Stephen Kotkin's new biography reveals a learned despot who acted cunningly to take advantage of the times.
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.
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.
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."