192. Leader and Anti-Leader

Civ­i­liza­tion is the process of har­ness­ing destruc­tive energies for cre­ative ends. War is the process of har­ness­ing cre­ative energy for destruc­tive ends. A leader is a teacher who per­suades oth­ers to choose civ­i­liza­tion over war. An anti-leader is a preda­tor who per­suades oth­ers to glo­rify war above civ­i­liza­tion. Faced with a choice, your aver­age cit­i­zen often chooses some­one else’s destruc­tion, and hence, ulti­mately, his own.


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