Some time ago, I gave up work to concentrate fully on literature. The writing bug had been gnawing at my soul for ages, but life and having to earn a living got in the way. The initial problems I faced was finding the right genre. A private-eye novel was followed by a satire. However, I felt this work was aimless and without purpose. Literature must be based on real life, and that helped me find the right course for my work. Having studied history and philosophy, these twin subjects now form the bedrock of my writing. History is not a dusty old manual from the past, but a blueprint for the present and the future. And philosophy helps us reach the truth through enquiry. Without truth, we are condemned to live in a world that makes no sense.
The Dictator holds both a fascination and a revulsion for humanity. He - and the dictator must be male - commands a place in society that few democratically elected leaders can attain. He gets his picture on the front pages of influential magazines.
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