In October of 2011, Libya was finally freed from autocratic rule after 42 years of oppression under the dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Don't even try looking for information about the dictator's expensive tastes for Hennessy cognac and fresh lobster.
Andrew Roberts on what she tells us about the dictator—and what their private life might have been like.
Witness Tunisia in early spring of 2011, two months after dictator Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali is overthrown.
Following the ouster of dictator Hosni Mubarak, President Obama and the foreign-policy crowd began demanding immediate elections.
The Master of the Horse, the second in command, was nominated by the dictator.
The King need not be persuaded after he has appointed his dictator.
Thus the Roman dictator had sovereign power by a temporary right.
But the dictator intended that his word should be heard and his will should be done.
dictator Nariño had broken completely with the ambulatory congress, and was sending his troops into the adjacent provinces.
late 14c., from Latin dictator, agent noun from dictare (see dictate (v.)). Transferred sense of "one who has absolute power or authority" in any sphere is from c.1600. In Latin use, a dictator was a judge in the Roman republic temporarily invested with absolute power.