I read a lot, and not just for pleasure. If I can get a clearer understanding of an important word or term from a book then it’s worth the time invested. I’ll occasionally share a word and the book that gave me that improved understanding. Maybe with a quote or two.
Tyranny, An autocratic form of rule in which one individual exercised power without any legal restraint. In antiquity, the word tyrant was not necessarily pejorative and signified the holder of absolute political power. In its modern usage, the word tyranny is usually pejorative and connotes the illegitimate possession or use of such power.
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