Excessive self-confidence isn’t necessarily a virtue

“[T]he macho allure of Mr. Trump is undeniable. He is forceful, wealthy and, most important, unapologetic. …

“They liked his strong style, his apparent confidence in his own opinions.”

I can’t help but be reminded of Carlyle’s portrait of Robespierre: “Of incorruptible Robespierre it was long ago predicted that he might go far, mean meagre mortal though he was; for Doubt dwelt not in him.”

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  1. Trump won’t be told what to do by government or society, indeed even by himself, as he has neither plans nor self-discipline. In the 1700’s lexicon, “he fears neither God nor man”. He is the perfect biker.

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