A former East German I once talked to at a conference banquet opined that in both democratic and autocratic systems similar personality types will end up as leaders, but in a democracy there is a mechanism to remove them. With that in mind, the historical Tibetan approach of picking, at random, an alert looking child and educating them with the skills needed to be a leader, at least reduces the probability of ending up with a rogue individual.

On 26/07/2017 19:50, Aldo Maggi wrote:
and, to be
frank, it is difficult to achieve in democracy because People, as I
told before, tend to act in in a childish way (very selfish),

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