OK, I hate dictators, but allow me this one little inconsistency: I have a weakness for Fidel.
I like the way he's stood his ground against the superpower that's been breathing down his neck for the past half century.
And I like it that he's something like a real socialist.
And then there's the aesthetics of him. The beard, the cigars, the cap. That guy knows everything there is to be known about being an icon. In a world full of bland, image-conscious, be-suited politicians, he's the only world leader still standing who's full-flavour and caffeine-rich.