The Despot Within

Dalrymple on his encounters with frustrated, would-be dictators, in Taki’s Mag:

Dictatorship, or the urge toward it, is not confined to heads of government, indeed it probably lies lurking in all or most of us; nor is the worst stupidity the most obvious stupidity. If anything, the stupidity of the bright and well-educated is the worst, because the most self-confident.

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