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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-06-04 02:00 AM
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8. What's refreshing about a bottom-up
campaign is that it renounces, to some degree, leadership as such (Fuhrerprinzip). So to argue that a leader doesn't dodge blame is to miss the point, since at a certain point, we're past "leadership" as a defining political principle. I, for one, have had it with leadership, leaders, team leaders, and all the other fascist nonsense parading around as "representative democracy." It is perhaps not about dodging responsibility, but about truthfully acknowledging the change in responsibility. Now, of course there is always the danger of falling into a bureaucratic compartmentalization, in which nobody lifts a finger if its outside their department, but it doesn't seem to me that Dean is doing that here.
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