Thursday, April 08, 2010

The New Boss: A long history

As the British election begins, historian Christopher Burgess reflects on the inclination of parties and publicists to focus election campaigns on a presidential one-man-show leader. It goes back, he suggests, a very long way.

[Image: Election poster for the British Conservative Party and/or its leader David Cameron. When I looked for the poster at Google Images, most of the top choices were satirical parodies, but I think this is the real one Burgess discusses.]
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