[PW] World Leaders of Minimal Dignity or Minimal Knowledgeability

T.F. Mills phasco at earthlink.net
Sun Feb 5 10:04:19 PST 2017

On 5 Feb 2017 at 14:35, Shapiro, Fred wrote:

> I have a reason for compiling a list of world leaders, present or
> past, of minimal dignity or minimal knowledgeability.  In other words,
> clowns or nincompoops such as Silvio Berlusconi.  I would welcome
> suggestions. 

Fred, I think you need to qualify all these terms a little more carefully.  Just heads of 
state/government?  When does evil become madness  (Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini)?  When 
does power corrupt to the point of madness (Mugabe)?   Etc.?

That said, here's a bunch off the top of my head that I think few would contest:

Nursultan Nazarbayev
Muammar Gaddfi
Idi Amin
King John (England)
Henry VIII
Kim Jong Un
Jean-Bedel Bokassa
Nikolae Ceauscescu
Saparmuwat Niyazov
Charles the Mad
Joan the Moad
Justin II (Byzantium)
Christian VII (Denmark)
Farouk (Egypt)

T.F. Mills 
(Colorado, USA)

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