Great Quote – Paul Theroux

by Bryan

By Paul Theroux, in a New Yorker article about the (completely insane) former dictator of Turkmenistan:

Turkmenbashi’s acolytes had recently pronounced him the “national prophet,” a harmless enough conceit if you’re a civilian, but a pathological, if not fatal, one in a despot. Turkmenbashi had written a sort of national Bible, called “Ruhnama” (“Book of the Soul”), and he regarded himself as an accomplished writer—a clear sign of madness in anyone.