Thomas Hobbes: An English philosopher who described life as nasty, brutish and short. People fear anarchy enough to give up their freedoms to an absolute ruler in exchange for peace, security.
Joseph Stalin: Communist leader of Russia from 1922-1952, led the commuist movement in Russia, killed more than 16 million Russians, command economy
Adam Smith: Capitalist who believed that minimal government was the best government.
Mike Duffy: PEI Senator of Canada who did not live in his primary residence and misrepresented his expense claims.
Ayatollah Khomeini: Iran’s political and spiritual leader from 79 to 89
John Locke: Life, liberty and property. Citizens must establish contract with government, and if government breaks the contract, the people have a right to rebel against the government.
Vladimir Lenin: Communist revolutionary that believed in Marxist ideas and was the leader of Russia from 1917-1924.
Fidel Castro: Cuban communist leader who sided with USSR during cold war
Stephen Harper: PM of Canada
Shah Pahlavi: Ruler of Iran from 1941-1979 and overthrown by Iranian Revolution in 1979
Jean Jacques Rousseau: Humans living in innocence with nature and corrupted by society.
Mikhail Gorbachev: Key individual in the breaking up of the USSR and helped develop democracy in Russia. Ended the Cold War
E. Snowden: Former CIA and NSA employee who leaked information about NSA spying on people worldwide
Rob Ford: Toronto mayor with many scandals and if criticized daily. Powers of the mayor removed from him by the city council and given to deputy Major Norm Kelly.
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Communist Manifesto
Niccolo Machiavelli: It is better to be feared than to be loved. If a leader has foes, he must make friends with them or kill them. It is better to lie to keep power than to tell the truth and not keep power.
Mohandas Gandhi: Ahimsa leader in India and led to the Indian Independence in 1945.
Confucius: Chinese philosopher and...