Tales of the world episode 17 – Dictators don’t go on holidays

Dictators and dictatorships don’t go on holidays

Why should they? These are most propitious times for action, with entire Western countries and civil societies bearing their guard down.

Russia’s Pussy Riot and Syria’s rebels are but the most recent and recurring examples of what happens when a good part of the western hemisphere is at the beach.

With tongue in cheek music from

Michel PolnareffJean François Maurice

and, of course, Pussy Riot

For a related podcast, see Tales of the world episode 7.