In Sickness and in Power: Illness in Heads of Government During the Last 100 Years
Praeger, 2008 - 420 páginas
Something happens to some leaders' mental stability while in power that is captured by Bertrand Russell's phrase, the intoxication of power. Hubristic behavior with excessive self-confidence is almost an occupational hazard for heads of government, as it is for leaders in other fields, such as business and the military, for it feeds on isolation and excessive deference. Owen argues that a medically definable condition called Hubris Syndrome affects some heads of government the longer they stay in office or after a specific triggering event such as 9/11. Recent leaders such as George W. Bush, Tony Blair, and Margaret Thatcher have developed Hubris Syndrome. Symptoms include patterns of reckless behavior, bad judgment, and operational incompetence, often compounded by delusions of personal infallibility and divine exemption from political accountability. Lord Owen makes the cases that democratic societies need to implement new procedures for dealing with illness in their own heads of government, and that they need to empower the United Nations to use new procedures and means for removing despots whose behavior becomes so hubristic as to pose a grave threat to their own people or the world.
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Churchill kept up a cracking pace throughout the next few days . He went to Canada by train on 28 December , then back to Washington . He eventually flew to Florida for a holiday on 5 January , where he swam in the sea every day ...
Powell had been told by Bush on 13 January that the United States was going to invade . On 19 January , Bush had , privately and reluctantly , accepted Blair's passionate plea for a second UN resolution . American lack of enthusiasm was ...
Blair's privately stated view , at his 31 January 2003 meeting with Bush , was that a second Security Council resolution would provide an ' insurance policy'.61 Why , then , did Blair want this insurance policy ?
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