The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age (Paperback)
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The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 16/04/2015
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* UPDATED WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR *

CHOSEN BY BILL GATES AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016


Archie Brown challenges the widespread belief that 'strong leaders', dominant individual wielders of power, are the most successful and admirable.

Within authoritarian regimes, a collective leadership is a lesser evil compared with a personal dictatorship. Within democracies, although 'strong leaders' are seldom as strong or independent as they purport to be, the idea that just one person is entitled to take the big decisions is harmful and should be resisted.

Examining Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mikhail Gorbachev, Deng Xiaoping and Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair amongst many others, this landmark study pinpoints different types and qualities of leadership. Overturning the popular notion of the strong leader, it makes us rethink preconceptions about what it means to lead.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099554851
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 341 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm

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