The Myth of the Strong Leader - Political Leadership in the Modern Age-logo

The Myth of the Strong Leader - Political Leadership in the Modern Age

Archie Brown

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Selected as one of the Best Books of 2016 by Bill Gates All too frequently, leadership is reduced to a simple dichotomy: the strong versus the weak. Yet, there are myriad ways to exercise effective political leadership-as well as different ways to fail. We blame our leaders for economic downfalls and praise them for vital social reforms, but rarely do we question what makes some leaders successful while others falter. In this magisterial and wide-ranging survey of political leadership over the past hundred years, renowned Oxford politics professor Archie Brown challenges the widespread belief that strong leaders - meaning those who dominate their colleagues and the policy-making process - are the most successful and admirable. In reality, only a minority of political leaders will truly make a lasting difference. Though we tend to dismiss more collegial styles of leadership as weak, it is often the most cooperative leaders who have the greatest impact. Drawing on extensive research and decades of political analysis and experience, Brown illuminates the achievements, failures and foibles of a broad array of twentieth century politicians. Whether speaking of redefining leaders like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Margaret Thatcher, who expanded the limits of what was politically possible during their time in power, or the even rarer transformational leaders who played a decisive role in bringing about systemic change - Charles de Gaulle, Mikhail Gorbachev and Nelson Mandela, among them - Brown challenges our commonly held beliefs about political efficacy and strength. Overturning many of our assumptions about the twentieth century's most important figures, Brown's conclusions are both original and enlightening. The Myth of the Strong Leader compels us to reassess the leaders who have shaped our world - and to reconsider how we should choose and evaluate those who will lead us into the future.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Cowley

Length:

17h 55m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:36


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:53


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:23


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:31


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:19


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:39


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:59


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:13


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:33


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:02


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:02


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:14


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:48


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:12


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:48


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:46


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:23


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:08


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:06


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:22


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:26


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:25


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:34


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:55


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:37


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:03


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:54


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:47


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:15


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:39


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:10


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:27


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:27


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:19


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:23


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:47


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:15


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:48


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:17


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:27


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:38


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:46


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:53


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:43


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:05


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:45


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:00


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:49


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:40


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:40


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:53


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:42


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:40


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:04


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:56


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:32


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:17


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:51


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:56


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:54


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:05


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:07


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:33


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:26


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:00


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:06


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:06


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:09


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

08:40


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:01


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:48


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:34


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:39


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:43


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:49


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:58


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:08


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:19


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:16


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:41


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:44


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:55


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:12


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:48


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

08:09


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:42


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:17


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:29


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:52


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:08


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

07:06


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:13


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:49


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:33


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:57


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

08:25


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:09


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:01


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:11


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:47


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:29


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:55


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

07:57


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

07:06


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

08:34


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:57


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:20


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

08:53


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

00:37