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Dictators flourish in a wimpy environment; the Egyptians understood that long ago, which is why they said pharaohs became pharaohs because there was no one to restrain them. It's not the pharaoh's fault: Even the most down-to-earth person in the world, if surrounded by 10 wimps, would be tempted to become a pharaoh. The conclusion is that rather than attacking the pharaoh it would be better to first take on the...