Incite Politics

Succeeding in the power game

Strong political leadership does not, as a rule, encourage the full and unfettered flourishing of democracy. Stripped of all its theoretical finery, politics is a power game – and its most accomplished players are notoriously unwilling to share. They get away with this selfishness because most people are not all that excited at the prospect of being governed by a committee. Historically, people are much more likely to put their trust in the strongest and/or the most persuasive member of their tribe. Such individuals do not suffer rivals gladly: not if they have enough power to do something about them . . .

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