Thursday, May 10, 2007

Defining a Dictator

While cautioning Kenyan politicians against loosely calling each other dictators, Collins Mbalo describes historical dictators and modern-day ones warning the Kenyan electorate to be careful who they vote for in the next presidential elections. Read the rest here.

The word dictator has been generously used in the recent past particularly in respect to one politician. Whether this be true or not, propaganda or otherwise is not the subject of this thread. Rather the question is does the term apply and if so, is there a fit?