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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Authoritarians-cum-Wannabe-Writers

I recently came across an article on LitHub which presented a list of novels, poetry, and essays by authoritarians.  It seems that a number of authoritarian figures have had literary pretensions.  Beside Joseph Stalin, Joseph Goebbels, and Muammar Gaddafi is included the recently departed White House Chief Strategist, Stephen Bannon.  For an interesting look at what these and others wrote, see http://lithub.com/9-murderous-tyrants-whore-also-failed-writers-and-one-ok-poet/.