Dictators and Tyrants-not only are they not always the same, sometimes they even refer to good rulers! Intrigued? Good, CALLIOPE can't wait to take you on the "ride through history," a ride that travels the world, not just any one area. You'll meet the Greeks and Romans who first gave these words a good and respectable reputation, and then the successors who turned them into the fearful words they have become today. We'll meet Shi Huangdi and find out why Legalism let him do exactly what he wanted to do-and did. Then there's Machiavelli in Italy and his rules for anyone wanting to be a good ruler. And, that's not all-we'll introduce you to some past dictators-and some still ruling today, as well as what the international community has done and is doing to stop rulers from becoming dictators. This issue is definitely one that has "From Past to Present" written all over it- and you're sure to find it fascinating! Oh-we'll also tell you why The Lion King and The Nutcracker belong in this issue.