Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 7: Part 1: Ali Pacha


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Ali Tepeleni, Pacha of Janina, rose to power during the early 1800s in one of the Ottoman Empire’s most unruly territories (Albania). His ferocious imposition of will was limitless, earning him the sobriquet of “the Lion of Janina.” As the mauling and murder of innocents sustains the lion, so did it sustain Ali Pacha’s rule. Thus, the range of celebrated crimes that Dumas describes in this essay are as vast as Ali Pacha’s ambition – an ambition rooted in his mother’s callous advice that “success justified everything, and everything is permissible to him who has the power to do it.” - Summary by jvanstan (4 hr 27 min)

Chapters

Chapter I 14:32 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter II 29:28 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter III 28:36 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter IX 26:47 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter V 17:15 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter VI 10:01 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter VII 33:50 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter VIII 21:14 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter IX 41:53 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter X 28:35 Read by John Van Stan
Chapter XI 15:05 Read by John Van Stan