I. The year 2019 will be characterized by a shifting mix of two forms of leadership that Plato once called Timocracy and Plutocracy way back in 380BC.

Timocrats represent mediocre, yet highly motivated and self-proclaimed “patriotic,” political leaders who generally believe that many of the world’s major problems cannot be resolved by diplomacy, but by the use of force, repression, and military intervention.

These leaders claim that they act in accord with “honor” and “national values”.

In opposing “appeasement,” and even negotiated compromise, they often act in accord with what they claim to be a “superior” morality.

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