Archie Brown on Donald Trump

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Archie Brown on Donald Trump

9 February 2017

Archie Brown, Emeritus Professor of Politics (University of Oxford) and Emeritus Fellow (St Antony’s College) has published in the Washington Post an article applying to President Trump arguments he makes in his most recent book, The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age. He raises and addresses the questions: 

“First, what does it mean to call someone a strong leader? Second, having established the criteria, is Trump really a strong leader in that sense? Third, is strength the quality we should especially value in a political leader or are there other attributes we should esteem more highly and which contribute more to good leadership in a democracy?”