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History reminds us that dictators and despots arise during times of severe economic crisis.
Freedom is contagious. That's why despots fear it so much.
There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots - suspicion.
The sea does not belong to despots. Upon its surface men can still exercise unjust laws, fight, tear one another to pieces, and be carried away with terrestrial horrors. But at thirty feet below its level, their reign ceases, their influence is quenched, and their power disappears.
Close alliances with despots are never safe for free states.
Despotism increases in severity with the number of despots; the responsibility is more divided, and the claims are more numerous.
William Wells Brown
Enlightened despots are mythical creatures; real despots seem more interested in stealing money or installing their sons after them.
Last chances in the Middle East have been two a dirham since the 1950s. Each year the enmities are more profound, the despots more bloodthirsty and clownish, the violence more extreme, and the conditions of ordinary existence more ghastly.
Your generous part in my liberation is taken by the world for the revelation of the fact, that the United States are resolved not to allow the despots of the world to trample on oppressed humanity.
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