Favourite dictators (1)

A story from David Tang, now happily back in print, from today’s FT. Probably recycled, but funny. An example to us all in demonstrating resilience:

I have always admired the optimism of Spain’s General Franco who regarded himself as almost immortal. Once, it is said, he was lying, extremely weakly, in bed and everyone around him thought he was going to die. Hearing a great deal of commotion and noise, the dictator asked, with a weakening hand: “What’s all that noise?”. His aide replied: “General, that’s the crowd outside. Your people. There are thousands of them chanting your name. They have come to say farewell,” The General looked faintly puzzled and asked “Where are they going?”

Nice one Francisco.

The General remembers his witticism..
The General remembers his witticism..
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