Why We Should Value Great Leaders

On Karl Marx, Julius Caesar and the Bourgeoisie.

Therein, ye gods, you make the weak most strong. — Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

The typical characterization of powerful individuals is from the perspective of power dynamics. This is the sort of dynamic that is explicated in the philosophy of Karl Marx: 

“Hitherto, every form of society has been based, as we have already seen, on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes.”

Powerful individuals are intrinsically oppressors and those who are not powerful are the oppressed. This critique of modern capitalist society is not wholly unfounded.

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