And, if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was a reformer as so many American officials once insisted because he was a Western-educated doctor, wouldn't the same logic mean that Haiti's notorious dictator Papa Doc Duvalier would have been a reformer as well?
His Whicker's World show lasted more than 30 years and gave viewers a glimpse of exotic lifestyles which were beyond most people's reach and saw him interviewing people including Peter Sellers and Papa Doc Duvalier.
His Whicker's World show lasted more than 30 years and gave viewers a glimpse of exotic jetset lifestyles which were beyond most people's reach and saw him interviewing the rich, glamorous and powerful including Peter Sellers, the Sultan of Brunei and Haitian dictator Papa Doc Duvalier.
BORN SIR John Gielgud, actor, 1904, above ROBERT Carlyle, film actor, 1961 PAPA Doc Duvalier, politician, 1907 DIED GEORGE Frideric Handel, composer, 1759 ERNEST Bevin, English politician, 1951, above SIMONE de Beauvoir, French writer, 1986
He also got to meet Haitian dictator Papa Doc Duvalier - describing him as "a little roly-poly man in a homburg" after filming him touring Port-au-Prince throwing money out of the window of his Mercedes.
A few references such as those related to the Griot movement of the 1930's, which encouraged both the adoption of an African-based political system and the adoption of Voodoo as Haiti's national religion, should be included in the appropriate categories especially since the movement produced Presidents Estime (1946), Magloire (1950) and Papa Doc Duvalier (1957).