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Fujimori’s Instructive Fall

Source: New York Times Posted By: Edda H...4662 days ago

Cincinnatus, the Roman who was called to serve as dictator and then returned to his farm when the job was done, is an exception in the annals of power. More common is the leader who wields extraordinary power in a time of crisis and promptly forgets the difference between ends and means and is never held to account.

So it was heartening last week to see a three-judge panel of the Peruvian Supreme Court find Peru’s former president, Alberto Fujimori, guilty of human-rights abuses and sentence him....

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