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If I ruled the world: Clive Stafford Smith

Stop invading countries and supporting despots

I have given little thought to what I would do if I ruled the world, since I would insist on coming to power through an election and I suspect I have said enough in print over the years to ensure that I would never get voted in. That said, I am glad that Prospect has seen fit to elevate me without the inconvenient intervention of democracy.

In my new role, my first fiat would be to overrule the suggestion that the world could be improved with just one idea—I…

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