Inauguration Day is upon us. As the presidency of the United States of America moves from one human to another, we reflect upon leadership and the role of charisma. Author and co-editor of The Journal of Interdsiciplinary History Robert I. Rotberg writes that "charisma is best understood as the inspirational component of the bond between leaders and their political and organizational followers that allows them to act as if they are genuinely inspired to maximize what they presume, or are led to believe, are their own interests." Check out this week's selection from our archives, free to read through 1/27.
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