Dr. J. Rufus Fears [is] professor of an incredibly manly subject: the history of freedom. One of the things the good professor emphasized to us captivated students was that a politician and a statesman are not the same thing. A statesman, Fears argues, is not a tyrant; he is the free leader of a free people and he must possess four critical qualities:These four qualities are explored in greater depth in the article. Is he right? If so, who among the candidates has these qualities?
1. A bedrock of principles
2. A moral compass
3. A vision
4. The ability to build a consensus to achieve that vision
What Make Statesmen?
As the time to vote nears, The Art of Manliness republishes an article on the four qualities of a statesman.
By Grim on Wednesday, January 27, 2016