Monday, July 23, 2018

The Tyrant Must Steal Sleep

"The tyrant must steal sleep. He must vary the locations and times. He never sleeps in his palaces. He moves from secret bed to secret bed. Sleep and a fixed routine are among the few luxuries denied him. It is too dangerous to be predictable, and whenever he shuts his eyes, the nation drifts."
- Mark Bowden, "Tales of the Tyrant"