“…’Czars’ is an odd naming choice for a democracy…”

SEPTEMBER 6, 2009

EUGENE VOLOKH: “Others have pointed out that having offices called ‘czars’ is an odd naming choice for a democracy. But czars weren’t just authoritarians. They were ultimately authoritarians who left their country far poorer than their more democratic counterparts, lost a world war, and of course paved the way for an even worse system of government. The label ‘czar’ thus doesn’t historically connect to a model of strongman effectiveness — it connects to a model of strongman failure.”

Posted at by Glenn Reynolds
Instapundit.com

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