Why do dictators have such strange pop-culture tastes?

"Apparently, the Syrian dictator is a big fan of contemporary party music. But Bashar is far from the first dictator to have a strange relationship with pop culture. From Frank Sinatra to LMFAO, TNR takes a look back at the odd cultural tastes of some of history’s most ruthless rulers."

- TNR Staff, The Strange Pop-Culture Tastes of Dictators