The luxurious life of the son of a former president

Similar tensions have played out in modern eras. In India, the Nehru-Gandhi family has held power for generations. In President Suharto’s Indonesia, corruption was so widespread it gained its own abbreviation, KKN — which in Indonesian stands for “corruption, collusion and nepotism” — and led eventually to Suharto resigning. In the U.S., John F. Kennedy named his own brother, Robert Kennedy, U.S. attorney general despite his brother having no law experience.