23 November, 2020

Man Of The Masses

Can he break the mould in administration as he has in politics?

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Man Of The Masses
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“In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a proud and arrogant hunter who was fixated with himself while Nemesis was the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris. Noticing Narcissus’s nature, Nemesis drew him to a pool of water where he saw his own reflection and unable to stop looking at it, drowned.”

—drawn from the entry on ‘Nemesis’ in Encyclopaedia Britannica

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How does a Supreme Leader respond to the first truly crushing political defeat of his career? Does he conclude that the nation needs to see more of him in those choreographed events befitting His Majesty? Will his unsmiling gaze still look down on us from every corner in the national capital, or will he ask the minions to remove the hundreds of hoardings? Could the Emperor have new clothes, presuming he will never again appear in a suit with his name embedded in the pin stripes? Will the I-Me-Myself style of governance be toned down?

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