"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
Reichsfuhrer Herman Goering at the Nuremburg trials.
I have been wondering why being a "Maverick" is assumed a positive thing. Invading countries without the support of the international community is a good example of Maverick leadership. In common definition of the term, it brings to mind a disregard for structure and rules, stubbornness, and unpredictability. With the world going down the tubes in many ways, I think people want stability and more systematic problem solving techniques.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY