Professor Archie Brown explores Donald Trump’s image as strong leader

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Archie Brown has written an opinion piece for the Washington Post (7 February) entitled ‘Donald Trump thinks he’s a strong leader. But that’s an illusion.’

“The image Trump projected of nationalist strongman, regurgitated in his inaugural address, resonated with those who had been left behind by globalization,” Archie writes.

He added that “That raises three 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?”

The full article can be read here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2017/02/07/donald-trump-thinks-hes-a-strong-leader-but-thats-an-illusion/

Professor Archie Brown is Emeritus Professor of Politics