Lecture 16 language leader

There is a shift from leadership based on persuasion

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Unformatted text preview: eadership based on persuasion and influence, to leadership based on coercion and control. Russell (1938) : As the beliefs and habits which have upheld traditional power decay, it gradually gives way to power based upon some new belief, or to ‘naked’ power, i.e. to the kind that involves no acquiescence on the part of the subject. Such is the power of the butcher over the sheep, of an invading army over a vanquished nation, and of the police over detected conspirators. The power of the Catholic Church over Catholics is traditional, but its power over heretics who are persecuted is naked (p. 57). Power becomes...
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