Close Shaves in Ukraine
The Well-Groomed Autocrat

To understand what makes a dictator tick—and what separates today’s tin-pots from the tyrants of the past century—imagine you’re the man who cuts his hair.

Published on: March 30, 2014
George M. Guess is an adjunct professor in the department of public and international affairs at George Mason University. He worked in Ukraine during the late 1990s for a USAID macroeconomic reform project, and in Armenia on multiple missions in projects during the early 1990s and early 2000s for the IMF, World Bank, and the Open Society Institute.
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