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Does Power Tend to Corrupt and Absolute Power Tend to Corrupt Absolutely?

The Hunger Games features a country called "Panem" where a totalitarian government is in place. The extent of power, which is vested in the country's leader—a man called Coriolanus Snow—seems to be absolute.

In 1887, Lord Acton—a British historian—observed:  "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."  Do you think that statement is true? Why, or why not?

Does absolute political power, and the corruption which tends to follow in its wake, have anything to do with the creation of the "Hunger Games" in Panem?  Explain your answer.


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