Commentary: Sons of Despots

This week's deaths of Uday and Qusay Hussein reminded Weekend Edition classics commentator Elaine Fantham of an old phenomenon. She tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer that the notion of hated despots having even more hated children was something of a trend in the ancient world, as well.

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