(1) Indeed, his reaction to the nationwide citizens' revolt reveals ominous parallels with another autocratic leader who has recently found himself in a tight spot: Vladimir Putin.
(2) A popular strain of foreign policy thought has long held that the US should be guided primarily by self-interest rather than human rights concerns: hence, since the US wants its Fifth Fleet to remain in Bahrain and believes ( with good reason ) that these dictators will serve US interests far better than if popular will in these countries prevails, it is right to prop up these autocrats.
(3) The elections, in May, were widely regarded to be the fairest held in Ethiopia , which has a long history of autocratic rule.
(4) Image: Courtesy of Pew Research Center The data also show why autocrats might have reason to fear open discussions in cyberspace.
(5) The policies of zero tolerance equip local and federal law-enforcement with increasingly autocratic powers of coercion and surveillance (the right to invade anybody's privacy, bend the rules of evidence, search barns, stop motorists, inspect bank records, tap phones) and spread the stain of moral pestilence to ever larger numbers of people assumed to be infected with reefer madness – anarchists and cheap Chinese labour at the turn of the 20th century, known homosexuals and suspected communists in the 1920s, hippies and anti-Vietnam war protesters in the 1960s, nowadays young black men sentenced to long-term imprisonment for possession of a few grams of short-term disembodiment.
(6) Britain's high commissioner described him as "becoming ever more autocratic and intolerant of criticism" – and was expelled in retaliation .
(7) It reinforces the fears held by many that a counter-revolution is well underway, setting the country back on the path of another long autocratic rule.
(8) Business leaders sometimes fall foul of the regime in autocratic countries such as China, and when they do, they risk having their assets appropriated by the state .
(9) A leading academic who taught on the London School of Economics' controversial Libya programme has blamed the British government for encouraging educational links with the autocratic state.
(10) Beyond the sumptuous lifestyle spreads in glossies or the gift-strewn shop windows at Harrods and Selfridges, and Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop website , shows like Downton Abbey keep us in thrall to the idea of moolah, mansions and autocratic power.
(11) But the Establishment also had a more interesting and benign meaning: a network of liberal-minded people who could counteract the excesses of autocratic and short-sighted governments.
(12) Trump approves of working with autocrats, at least, and would probably make fast friends with the galaxy’s less reputable leaders – especially those who share his interests, eg crimelord Jabba the Hutt, who lives in an ostentatious palace , loves parties , demeans women and feeds a literal Rancor .
(13) Using multivariate analysis, it was found that 'autocratic management style' was a strong predictor of job dissatisfaction, while 'qualitative and quantitative work overload' was the major source of lack of mental well-being.
(14) The political assassinations two years earlier had threatened the new democracy taking root after the autocratic president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was toppled in 2011.
(15) China has become increasingly diligent about quashing critical voices, apparently fearful that they could spark protests like those that unseated autocrats in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya last year.
(16) While the NDP was disbanded and its offices shut down in 2011, months after an uprising toppled the autocratic Mubarak, its members could still run in elections.
(17) Bingu, who has built strong ties with China, forgives but does not forget the leaked diplomatic cable from the then British high commissioner, Fergus Cochrane-Dyet, that branded him "autocratic", resulting in tit-for-tat expulsions.
(18) With billions of dollars worth of assets of Muammar Gaddafi frozen by the UN and member countries, and other legal moves to recover the wealth of deposed autocrats such as Tunisia's Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, the drive to seize billions plundered by corrupt leaders has never been higher.
(19) For the next quarter century, until the 1979 Islamic revolution, the US government supported the autocratic Shah – whose regime also enjoyed close relations with Israel.
(20) The autocrat in the Kremlin is rightly worried about Euromaidan – he knows that it can serve as a prelude to an "Eroploshchad" in Moscow: that is, the success of Euromaidan represents an opportunity for democratic forces within Russia.
(adv.) In a magisterial manner.
(1) Sylvia Walby, in her new book, The Future of Feminism , adjudicates on this magisterially.
(2) Black women who had borne one or more children in the 5 years preceding the study and who were resident on white-owned farms were sampled in a multistage cluster procedure from the population of two magisterial districts of the southern Transvaal, Ventersdorp and Balfour.
(3) He was an astonishing figure, as Tim Hilton’s magisterial 2002 biography of him proves.
(4) He stressed that it was “not a magisterial document” but “a work in progress” that provided the basis for another synod next autumn.
(5) Prepared by the Roman Catholic Church's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), Donum Vitae is intended as a magisterial teaching document that invites further reflection on the relationship between natural moral law and reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization.
(6) Valid comparisons between the MRs of the rural areas and either Soweto or the 34 'selected' magisterial districts cannot be made.
(7) Whenever I think of carers and their management, I always think of Peter Thompson's magisterial account of the First World War entitled Lions Led By Donkeys, which neatly encapsulates the lack of wherewithal the further up the chain of command one goes.
(8) What a fall there has been, from that magisterial orator who lived for the supremacy of the law to the present incumbent, Chris Grayling: not a lawyer , and not seeming to understand, much less respect, the ideals of justice under the law that his party used to stand for.
(9) Lionel Messi delivered a "magisterial" display to inspire Barcelona to a 4-0 win over Milan and complete a remarkable comeback that took his side into the quarter-finals of the Champions League .
(10) Simon Heffer, author of a magisterial biography of Powell, seemed irritated by my emphasis on the "send them back" aspect of Powell's policy when we discussed Powell's legacy on the radio last year.
(11) The critical response was overwhelming - "magisterial", "scrupulously fair", "exemplary".
(12) Mortality rates (MRs) for cancer in black men and women, aged 25-74 years, in the 34 'selected' (urban) magisterial districts were calculated for 1980 and compared with the MRs for cancer in 1970.
(13) With his usual magisterial disdain, Godard again declined to visit the Croisette, but shook things up with another free-form essay in the vein he's developed over the past two decades — a radically fragmented flash-fry of sounds, texts, images and gags, and this time, all in 3D.
(14) Even Liam Fox admits crashing out of the single market without new arrangements would be “bad” for Britain, itself a magisterial understatement.
(15) Then came a volume on Jesus (in the Past Masters series in 1978), as well as acclaimed and magisterial biographies: WH Auden (1981), winner of the EM Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1984: a ground-breaking life of Ezra Pound (A Serious Character: The Life Of Ezra Pound, which won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize in 1988); Benjamin Britten (1992); and more controversial studies of Robert Runcie (which made use of what turned out to be indiscreet tapes) and the television playwright Denis Potter (which alleged that Potter availed himself of the services of prostitutes).
(16) It looks very likely, with magazine publishers – in the wake of Private Eye , the Spectator , the New Statesman and, for heaven's sake, a thunderously magisterial Economist – following suit.
(17) Sampling of both inpatient trauma cases and those seen in casualty departments took place in 6 state and 5 private hospitals located within or nearby the Johannesburg magisterial district.
(18) This is a pity, not just because the whole idea of democracy implies an informed electorate (which in this area is something we don't have) but also because there is plenty of drama and interest in the world of money – as Kynaston's magisterial history amply demonstrates.
(19) His book, The Compleat Conductor, is a magisterial examination of the mistakes that conductors from Toscanini to Rattle have made.
(20) As Peter Ackroyd writes in his magisterial London: The Biography : “If London were a living thing, we would say all of its optimism and confidence have returned.