Art: The Alternative Tradition

Sauvant le caisse by Daumier

Sauvant le caisse by Honoré Daumier

Daumier's image, Securing the Cash, showing deposed Haitian dictator Soulouque fleeing his country in 1859, with the national funds under his arm, becomes the archetype for all those petty tyrants, not only of so-called "developing" nations, who impoverish the community by wielding power to siphon off enormous personal fortunes.

Can you (independently of servile hack journalists) name those still with us 142 years later? --