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Puffed up by the sycophancy of courtiers, the literature of autocrats is verbose and boring. The contrast with Jesus could not be starker.
It is harder to find out and out dictators today – Kim Jong-un comes to mind – but the grooves of authoritarianism are deepening across the world. Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi, Rodrigo Duterte,
Famous people have the most diffused power to influence others, but more concentrated power lies closer to home.
Role models have always featured in culture but never more so than now.
God is present in the estates the Church talks about reaching; unlike his followers, he never left these spaces. It is to be seen whether the furore over the lack of black actors among the Oscar nominees for 2016 will make a difference