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The first in osprey_archer's "How to be a better dictator" series

osprey_archer, who is reading The Hunger Games for the first time, remarked that President Snow wasn't living up to his despotic potential. Based on her knowledge of dictators, particularly Soviet ones, she had some words of advice.

Verdict: Needs Improvement

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It just so happens that osprey_archer is also be offering fics in return for donations to the ACLU. She agreed to expand on her advice to dictators in exchange for a donation, and now the first entry in the series is live--take a look here!





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roseneko
Feb. 13th, 2017 03:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, complacency was definitely my first thought. Although (as I said to my mother when she called in the middle of my reading your post and thus was treated to a firsthand glimpse of my brain's running through varying political scenarios and the most ruthless/efficient ways to hold onto them, something I don't think she quite realized I thought about so extensively), we have fairly recent proof that the skills required to acquire power in a democracy (even an illiberal one) are not necessarily the same skills required to hold on to it. So it's also perfectly possible President Snow was a fantastic campaigner who had little to no idea what to do with the power once he had it.
asakiyume
Feb. 13th, 2017 12:32 pm (UTC)
we have fairly recent proof...

It's part of what makes this series of posts so, so good.

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