Kakistocracy – 2017


There’s a vast difference between the average Trump supporter (similar in most ways to most people) and the people who served in the Trump Campaign and who will serve in a Trump Administration (composed of generous helpings of mediocrities, liars, or bigots).

Ryan Lizza’s found the Greek term kakistocracy, a term that will apply nicely to a Trump Administration:

The Greeks have a word for the emerging Trump Administration: kakistocracy. The American Heritage Dictionary defines it as a “government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.” Webster’s is simpler: “government by the worst people.”

The term’s likely to grow in use: Trump’s doing his very best to build an administration of the very worst officials.

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