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Crowning glory: Xi and Modi’s monarchial ambitions

Modern leaders – whether in democratic India or communist China – feel nostalgic for the days of autocracy, rule by one person with the absolute power to transform the nation in accordance with their individual vision without any political and legal obstacles. Paul M Johnson, in his A Glossary of Political Economy Terms, defines autocracy […]