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I can remember when I was a bit of an ETA fan myself. It was in 1973, when a group of Basque militants assassinated Adm. Carrero Blanco. The admiral was a stone-faced secret police chief, personally groomed to be the successor to the decrepit Francisco Franco. His car blew up, killing only him and his chauffeur with a carefully planted charge, and not only was the world well rid of another fascist, but, more important, the whole scheme of extending Franco's rule was vaporized in the same instant. The dictator had to turn instead to Crown Prince Juan Carlos, who turned out to be the best Bourbon in history and who swiftly dismantled Franco's entire system. If this action was 'terrorism,' it had something to be said for it. Everyone I knew in Spain made a little holiday in their hearts when the gruesome admiral went sky-high.


Christopher Hitchens


#dictatorship

I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.


Richard Branson


#believe #benevolent #dictator #dictatorship #i

Look, words are like the air: they belong to everybody. Words are not the problem; it's the tone, the context, where those words are aimed, and in whose company they are uttered. Of course murderers and victims use the same words, but I never read the words utopia, or beauty, or tenderness in police descriptions. Do you know that the Argentinean dictatorship burnt The Little Prince ? And I think they were right to do so, not because I do not love The Little Prince , but because the book is so full of tenderness that it would harm any dictatorship.


Juan Gelman


#the-little-prince #words #beauty

I hate war... for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it.


Harry Emerson Fosdick


#democracies #dictatorships #hate #i #place

But when you have bad governance, of course, these resources are destroyed: The forests are deforested, there is illegal logging, there is soil erosion. I got pulled deeper and deeper and saw how these issues become linked to governance, to corruption, to dictatorship.


Wangari Maathai


#become #corruption #course #deeper #destroyed

The president feels not only do we need to change these rogue regimes, but even our friendly allies, who really basically have, sort of, benign dictatorships, need to get with the program if they want to have long-term security and prosperity from terrorism.


Mitch McConnell


#basically #benign #change #dictatorships #even

One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.


George Orwell


#does #establish #makes #order #revolution

Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.


George Orwell


#does #end #establish #makes #means

I never thought about becoming a politician. But during the military dictatorship, my grandfather was put in prison six times and my father twice. If my family and my country didn't have this history, I might be a professor somewhere today.


Georgios A. Papandreou


#becoming #country #dictatorship #during #family

Even a polemic has some justification if one considers that my own first poetic experiments began during a dictatorship and mark the origin of the Hermetic movement.


Salvatore Quasimodo


#considers #dictatorship #during #even #experiments






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