So, it's official, Stalin was not a mass murderer who drove his wife to suicide(F@ck, that's no crime, we've all done it, or are trying to....) and turned the whole of the Ukraine to cannibalism, he was a writer for Sesame Street. What next? Mugabe modelled for jam adverts???
Papa Doc was unfairly demonised. People are quick to point out that he was responsible for the murder of tens of thousands, but they fail to mention that he was largely responsible for the elimination of gonorrhea in Haiti, and introduced the Caribbean to the delights of the fresh baked baguette.
Some reckon that he single handedly has made the greatest contribution to population control and thus delayed the onset of terminal global warming by eliminating the CO2 exhaled by 70 million Chinese, Tibetans, Mongolians, Manchus, Koreans, Hmong and Uyghurs.
Mind you, he did have from 1935 to 1976 to do that.
Caligula was considerate. He arranged for street lighting to his palace when entertaining. Ok, it was by suspending christians from poles, covering them in tar and setting fire to them, but the thought is what counts.