Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
THURSDAY, July 04, 2013
Hosni Mubarak, Mohammed Morsi and Egypt have much to teach us about leadership. When Mubarak took power in Egypt after Anwar Sadat’s assassination in 1981 Egypt was in the throes of uncertainty. Young Mubarak held out hope for a bright future for his ancient country. But absolute power corrupted him absolutely and soon he became the very anti-thesis of a leader: dictatorial, despotic, selfish and intolerant.