Sunday 18 February 2018

LBJ: a president who had skills that both Obama and Trump lack

U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo: Marco Garcia/AP Photo
U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo: Marco Garcia/AP Photo
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Aristotle is an infallible guide to good politics - witness his wise observation that the most stable societies have a large middle class.

He is also convincing on what makes a great political leader: the virtue of political prudence.

By prudence, Aristotle does not mean caution but a golden mean between idealism and cynicism.

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