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Many parts of Paris were this way until the interventions of Baron Haussmann, whose 19th-century redesign was made possible with the force of a military strongman.Rio de Janeiro is making a digital map of one of Brazil’s largest favelas|Fábio Duarte, Carlo Ratti, Washington Fajardo|April 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
The responsibility lies with a strongman regime that has ignored all caution.'This Is Hell.' Prime Minister Modi's Failure to Lead Is Deepening India's COVID-19 Crisis|Rana Ayyub|April 23, 2021|Time
If you see a new politician on the rise and want to know if this person has authoritarian leanings and could become a strongman, watch to see if he portrays himself as a victim.
The cult of victimhood is a fundamental part of the strongman.
The most successful strongmen have all known how to do this.
The New York Daily News declared that “Russian strongman Vladimir Putin has unleashed a weapon of mass distraction.”
Egyptian strongman al Sisi may be more intent on obliterating Hamas than the Israelis are.Gazans Turn Their Rage on the Arab Leaders Who Watched Them Die|Jesse Rosenfeld|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As Egyptians go to the polls, the election of a new strongman is a foregone conclusion.Let's Get Real: Washington Can't Walk Away From Cairo|Frank G. Wisner|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Naw Kham held his ground, and became the undisputed local strongman.How China Used Drones to Capture a Notorious Burmese Drug Lord|Brendon Hong|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Björnsson is an Icelandic strongman competitor who won the 2011 Strongest Man in Iceland contest.Meet Game of Thrones’ Sexy New Season 4 Cast: The Red Viper, Porn Stars, and More|Marlow Stern|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Back of the Refresher, at about eye-level, are three Venusian coconuts that a Hittite strongman threw there during a major brawl.The Big Time|Fritz Reuter Leiber