X-Post: MiWSR: Klobas on Nester, "Titan: The Art of British Power in the Age of Revolution and Napoleon"

Just how Pitt was an artist of power and its uses would be a most worthwhile topic. Wasn't Napoleon considered at the time, something of an artist of power also ?

The Reviewer has correctly it does occur, called attention to the instability of singleman rulership, not just during the 19thCentury. Its hazards are quite well stated.

Democracy, however, has its own instabilities called elections periodically. Their advantage in allowing for changes to happen has always been in the 'peaceful' transfers of power' from one to another and accordingly the brilliance and superiority of Democracy's answer to the problem of one man or on group rule, such as experienced with Napoleon and hereditary Monarchies. Single Party rule such as Communist not subject to competitive elections equally has demonstrated this defect and failing.

A very interesting Review.