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Why is Hosni Mubarak struggling to add a few more months to a thirty-year run as president of Egypt? Part of the answer lies in the fact that deposed dictators don’t have such cushy lives. And Mubarak has plenty to be concerned about. I explore the dilemmas of the modern dictator-in-exile in a feature for Foreign Policy.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
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A poet in Saudi Arabia was sentenced to death for apostasy.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”