Characteristics ofa Dictatorship:
- Human andcivil rightsare not recognizedorprotected
- Civilianscannotchoose theirleaders
- Civilianscannotinfluence the decisionsthe leadermakes
- There isno sense of equalityorthe importance of the individual citizen
- Rightto private propertyisoftenseverelyrestrictedorabolished
- Censorshipof the mediaisfrequent
- Dictator oftenholdsthe toprankingmilitarypost;militaryisamainfocus
- No restrictionsoroppositionforthe leader;andprotestorsare punished
Great Man Theory – Carlyle
Accordingto Carlyle,people withanatural giftforintelligence,charmand
charismaare the onlyoneswhoinfluence history.The majorityof people follow
“heroes”whoutilize theirabilitiestomake animpacton the world,and itis only
because of those individualsthatthere are greatevents.
Nietzsche doesnotfollowdemocracybecausethe principle behinditthat
all are equal goesagainstwhathe feelsisthe truth.Humansare not all
equal,andthose whoare giftedwithagreaterabilityshouldnotbe
suppressedbythe ideasandopinionsof the manylesserpeople.
By Sarah Ehr
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