Mon, 02 May 2005

Can we stop using the title 'Czar'?

I'd really like to see the term "Czar" (as in "Drug Czar" or "Energy Czar") go out of fashion in America. The term is the Russified version of Ceasar. It is used to refer to the leader of Russia who had absolute power. There was no "Rule Of Law" in Russia. The word of the Czar was sufficient to cause action.

"Czar" is incompatible with the American system of government. At least, I hope it is.

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