In an interesting turn of phrase, on the Fox News website, there is a featured article entitled World’s Longest-Serving Leaders After Fidel Castro. While in the west, “public service” is an acceptable synonym for working in some level of the government, it is surely an error to apply the term to dictators, such as just about all on that list. They do not serve – they dictate. It’s a whole different world – something not acknowledged by naively reusing local idioms.