Greed, excessive money, paranoia. What exactly drives a leader to dictator- ship?

Leaders can be impacted by a variety of temptations and emotions such as…

FEAR: One of the most powerful forces that has the potential to change the mindset of a leader. The world of politics is a fast paced and stressful game. Therefore, it is only natural for a leader to feel fear, especially when placed in extremely tedious and delicate situations. One wrong move could easily be perceived as offensive to a certain party, and within moments, controversy could be born.

“When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fear the people, there is liberty “
Thomas Jeiferson

Paranoia constantly accompanies fear, causing us to make irrational decisions, hence the possible transformation from leader to a dictator.

By: Hannah Akhtar
Photo By: Prathamesh Aher

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