Its Time to Give Warlordism a Second LookBy Johann Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer, Surreal Clear Politics Genghis Khan and his progenitors are considered by most political scientists to have perfected the warlord style of government, Warlords aren’t just good for arms dealers, they’re also great for the ‘pomp’ business. Trickle down Trickle-down is another benefit of Warlordism. Indeed most Warlord armies (for example the Rosgvardia in Ukraine or the nattily attired bandits pictured above) are paid primarily with loot. Warlordism is venerable The Warlord form of government has a long and venerable history. In this painting Alexander Nevsky pays obeisance to the head of the Golden Horde, in much the same way that Putin just did with Chinese dictator Xi.