Guarding against bad rulers

There is nothing in the constitution of men or states that can prevent he rise of dictators, fascist or otherwise. Power maniacs exist everywhere, and every community will at some time or other pass through a phase of tyranny. The only difference lies in the degree of tyrannical government which, in turn, depends once more on the site and power of the countries falling victim to it.

breakdown-of-nationsp. 70–71

This sounds familiar... There was that Chinese political theorist who was claiming that bad rulers are unavoidable, though his prescription was for strong culture / Confucianism citation-needed.


citation-needed “Citation Needed”. “Citation Needed”. ↩︎ 1

breakdown-of-nations Kohr, Leopold. 1978. The Breakdown of Nations. Dutton. ↩︎ 1