The greatest of all faults in a politician, and in any leader, is the failure to recognize that charisma has nothing to do with ability, excellence, or goodness. In fact, charisma enables far more the evils of the universe than great and worthy accomplishments, Give me pedestrian accomplishments over charisma any day.
I was trying to foment a little dissension.’ He paused. ‘No, that’s too flippant. How about trying to make the system less warlike-injecting a little love?’ He snorted. ‘Through violence, of course, like all religious reformers.