Word of the day: kakistocracy
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:41am

Worth reading:
Kakistocracy is a term that was first used in the 17th century; derived from a Greek word, it means, literally, government by the worst and most unscrupulous people among us. More broadly, it can mean the most inept and cringeworthy kind of government. The term fell into disuse over the past century or more, and most highly informed people have never heard it before (but to kids familiar with the word “kaka” it might resonate.)

As I wrote my new book with E.J. Dionne and Tom Mann, One Nation Under Trump, I kept returning to the term. Kakistocracy is back, and we are experiencing it firsthand in America.

    • CacastocracyPikes, Tue Oct 10 1:50pm
      Americanized spelling. Saw a show about a battle between Persians and Romans at Palmyra. I am left with how all through history men followed other men for war and butchery of others, all led by men... more