I often get contacted by my colleagues around the world, and I've found over the years that there are 2 kinds of messages I typically receive; 1) a request for money (don't waste your time) or 2) a request for advice. I don't mind the latter because, as I've told you before, I love to hear myself talk. So I've decided to reach into the state mailbag and answer one of the many entreaties I've received from an autocrat at bay.
"Dear Rich," he writes, "I have small problem. Annoying ethnic group agitating for rights, causing big disturbance [obviously this guy was not educated in the West!] and media attention. But after last massacre, UN watching me like hawk -- what I can do?"Continue reading "Dick's Tips: Zero Tolerance"