20.nci yüzyılın gelmiş geçmiş en büyük devlet adamı unvanına lâyik görülen tek lider !.

King of the Mountain, The nature of political leadership, by, Arnold M. LUDWIG, University Press of Kentucky, 2002.- Amazon.com)


Türkiyeye hiç ayak basmamış ABD’li psikiyatr Prof. Arnold LUDWIG,In one of the most comprehensive and insightful studies of political leadership ever undertaken-KING of the MOUNTAIN” adlı kitabında, 20. nci Yüzyılda tüm dünyada ülke yönetmiş, Abdülhamid’den Kaddafi’ye, Mao’dan Roosevelt’e, Degaulle’den Nehru’ya, Churchill’den Hitler’e, Mussolini’den Nasır’a ve Arafat’a, 2000(iki bin) kadar lider hakkındaki 18 yıllık araştırmasının sonucunda;


 377 belli başlı devlet adamı/lider tesbit etmiş ve onlara 200 kadar değişik değerlendirmeye göre, 1‘den 31‘e kadar puan vermiş.


PGS (Political Greatness Scale) olarak tanımladığı bu sıralamada, örneğin; en çok Roosevelt ve Mao 30‘ar puan almışken,


Nehru 25,

Churchill 22,

Golda Meir 12,

Fidel Castro 23,

Lenin 28,

Khomeini 23,

Kennedy 15        

…….puan almışlar.

Tek bir lider, 31 puanla ve “Visionary” sıfatıyla, 20.nci yüzyılın gelmiş geçmiş en büyük devlet adamı/lideri unvanına hakkıyla lâyik görülmüş.


O lider de; Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK!

Ne yazık ki, ne basınımız, ne halkımız (millet adı verilen unsurlar topluluğu) ve ne de özellikle yeni kuşaklar bu çok önemli değerlendirmenin farkındalar !…


Applying the insights of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology to political leadership, University of Kentucky emeritus professor of psychiatry Arnold M. Ludwig (How Do We Know Who We Are?) in King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership compares human rulers to primates, arguing that male politicians, like their simian alpha-male cohorts, are adept at gaining, exercising and keeping power. Ludwig then focuses closely on 377 world leaders, including Idi Amin, Tony Blair, Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan examining a string of traits to identify what he considers the factors that determine a leader’s greatness: the addition of new territory, military prowess, economic prosperity, etc. Although Ludwig presents exhaustive research, many of his assumptions such as that all societies want a ruler because it’s the natural order of things lack support. Moreover, Ludwig quickly loses sight of his (somewhat shaky) thesis that human politicians derive their leadership drive from their primate ancestors


“The author measures each [leader] on an index of political greatness and explores the common predilection toward conflict and war. This book will serve readers at all levels.”

“Every single page contains something striking and thought-provoking.”

“World politics is made by world leaders. These men (very few are women), who love to present themselves as having their people’s interests at heart, are driven by the same desire for power recognized by every primatologist as a universal alpha male characteristic. Based on nearly two thousand profiles of political leaders, King of the Mountain drives this point home as no other book before.”

“A unique and important contribution…. The insights and analyses have far-reaching consequences to all fields of human endeavor, especially to politics…. Clear, cogent, and at times laced with humor.”

“An arresting book that casts political science out the window and explains leadership through comparisons with chimpanzees, baboons, and gorillas.”

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Gönderen : D.S

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