Monday, June 04, 2007

Word of the Day

The American Kakistocracy


Kakistocracy, rule by the least-able or least-principled of citizens, is a form of government in which the people least qualified to control the government are the people who control the government.

The origin of this word is Greek, derived from the superlative of the Greek adjective kakos (bad), the superlative form being kakistos (worst).

Hat tip to this dailykos diary.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Or colliquially known where I sit as F#$%STICK 1 and F$%#STICK 2...