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by Sabrina P. Ramet

Dictators' pets are too often ignored - but no longerThey're all here in this hilarious collection of madcap ditties: Lenin's cat, Hitler's dog, Qaddafi's sweet-scented camel, Caligula's horse, Mao's cockroach (he banned real pets), Stalin's spider, Pinochet's mutant turtles, Ivan the Terrible and his terrible goldfish, Tito and his self-managing goat, Gierek the leader and his toad Melsor, and many more. The volume also includes a Holy Roman Opera, "Turmoil in Brindisi" about a long-forgotten ecumenical council called by Pope Sixtus the Sixth, an equally forgotten pope, and philosophers' songs. Now you can sing along with "The Ballad of Thomas Hobbes," "Dancing Mind to Mind," "Taxidermy daddy," "Ce la Marx," "Sein und Zeit - what does it mean?," "Wie einst, Platon Liebling," and other philosophically revealing songs. Written over a period of 35 years, these jottings are also a record of a lifetime of laughter. "Sabrina Ramet's collection of ditties is sidesplittingly hilariousWhat a great idea to deal with the defining concept or characteristics of the world's dictators and their pets and of philosophers in poetry in a humorous wayAmong my favorites is Tito and his pet - the self-managing goat, Hector. What is even more important, Ramet with her poems touches us on a deeper level - as human beings with universal human traits." - Lea Plut-Pregelj, University of Maryland "This is a unique publication. Professor Sabrina Ramet has shown how humour can (and should) be used to unmask and demystify dictators and dictatorships. Funny and serious at the same time, these ditties include many authentic touches, such as the reference to self-criticism in the ditty about Ceausescu. Thephilosophers' song are also great fun, combining witty summaries of some of their major ideas with wild humour." - Knut Erik Solem, The Norwegian University of Science & Technology

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