Saturday, August 25, 2007

Last Week's Puzzler

To be fair, there is some legitimate debate about which tyrant was the worst of the lot. Specifically, there are some reputable historians who believe Josef Stalin was the worst of the lot, and others who believe (mainly on the basis of recently revealed evidence) that Mao Tse Tung was the one. On the basis of what I have personally read, I'd say the preponderance of the evidence would give Mao the nod.

George W. Bush (I knew someone would vote for him!) doesn't even place in the top 100 on this scale.

I expected many more people to vote for Adolf Hitler, based on his notoriety – my readers are apparently better informed than most Americans…

1 comment:

  1. I guess the Chinese would say the answer is "Too soon to tell" since George W is still alive and the results of his decisions and policies might just move him up the rankings in the fullness of time :-)

    p.s. I voted for Mao.