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The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn't What It Used to Be by Moisés Naím

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THE POLITICAL CENTRIFUGE

If you are a career politician forged in the classic mindset of that craft, the combined effect of six decades of fragmentation in national political life has been devastating. The “prestige-feeling” that Max Weber identified as a politician’s deep craving is fading for the stark reason that the underlying power of political office is ebbing away.

More nations, more governments, more political institutions and organizations reflect and shape our opinions, choices, and actions than ever before. Migration and urbanization have created new political, social, cultural, and professional networks, concentrating them in urban nodes invested with new and growing power. Global norms have achieved a new reach, and individual aspirations ...

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