A new name for those who rule us: ‘Kakistocracy’

I have discovered a wonderful new word. New to me that is, but it’s been in use since the early nineteenth century: ‘Kakistocracy.’ 

A Kakistocracy is ‘Government by the least suitable or competent citizens of a state’ according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

The OED offers a ‘Word of the Day’, often a little known word with topical relevance. They also provide  a Quotation of the Week. This week’s is:

“Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal?” Jean Renoir (1894 – 1979)