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The Castros are the latest in a long line of despots he believed he could negotiate with.
For some observers, it may have appeared that the goals were specific and limited: the overthrow of individual despots.
These affinities are arguably at the heart of the 40-year dalliance of Iranian and Syrian despots.
Brian Ries reports on the latest weapon wielded by desperate despots.
And President Bashar al-Assad, no doubt, sees that his coterie of regional despots is thinning out.
He could even hear the professor's voice as he ironically pronounced upon sordid little despots of Bassett's stamp.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
And a nation of such individuals is an association of despots for despotic purposes, and nothing else nor better.Aurelian|William Ware
In a word, the soldier reigned supreme; and that most brutal of despots often made his own officer feel his power.The Thirty Years War, Complete|Friedrich Schiller
When the Mississippi Company took the colony in charge, it was but a change of despots.A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I|Francis Parkman
Colquhoun, though a patriotic Briton, has to admit that the French despots had at last created an efficient police.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen