On Tyranny

Being an absolute ruler today was not as simple as people thought. At least, it was not simple if your ambitions included being an absolute ruler tomorrow.

— Terry Pratchett, Going Postal (On Lord Vetinari’s philosophy of government.)

Monkey Typing

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