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How ‘brutal dictators’ get access to evil

It is often speechwriters, not the politicians they work for, who form policy and determine the legacies of their bosses. Sometimes the speechwriters themselves, such as Canadian-born David Frum, go on to fame and fortune based at least partly on the historic resonance of their verbal concoctions, in his case the “Axis of Evil” phrase […]