[LMB] Papacy (WAS OT: Democracy)

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Nov 2 15:29:30 GMT 2010


On 11/2/2010 9:16 AM, Elizabeth Holden wrote:
>>   >...has the disadvantage that many dictatorships have
>> >    >in that the only way to leave office is to die.
> ...I'm not sure that's a disadvantage to the dictator.
>
> Anyway, that's true of a lot of positions, including Prince (i.e., the only recourse was to murder Prince Serg), Emperor, and Count.

Which can be a significant disadvantage of those dictators.    Sometimes 
we can keep the prince but remove his power.     That power removable 
process could be giving the power to the people, or more commonly, 
giving that power other existing powers.



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