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  • n. A very poor ruler; a member of a kakistocracy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the governors in a state ruled by a kakistocracy.


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  • That is, those in power in a kakistocracy.

    August 5, 2008

  • ..."worst leaders"?

    August 5, 2008

  • "Imagine this. The World Trade Organization still classifies China as a 'developing' nation, enabling China's kakistocrats to insist -- as they emphatically do -- that that can set their own quotas and high tariffs on imports. Most foreign goods in China are either noncompetitive or nonexistent."

    - Ross Mackenzie, 'The Beijing Olympics-- To Watch Or Not To Watch?',, 31 July 2008.

    August 5, 2008