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Donald Trump’s helicopter landing at the White House, Oct. 5, as he returns from being hospitalized at Walter Reed. Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty Images

‘What goes around comes around,’ or what Greek mythology says about Donald Trump

A classics scholar and poet turns to Greek mythology, especially the story of Oedipus the King, to explain the drama – or perhaps tragedy – that is taking place in the highest office in the land.
Justice and Divine Vengeance Pursuing Crime – although the Nemesis of today will likely come with fewer wings. Pierre-Paul Prud’hon

Hubris and the danger of leaders with extreme self-regard

The Greek myths teach that pride comes before a fall – something that our leaders, filled with hubris, rarely see before it’s too late.
George W Bush: a man not to be misunderestimated. John Giles/PA Archive

Dangerous link between power and hubris in politics

Most people agree on the qualities that a leader should have: we prefer to follow people who are confident, decisive, ambitious and persuasive rather than the insecure, dithering, apathetic and weak. So…

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