Why political dilettantes have a path to power
Having lots of political experience is a good thing for a person who wants to be prime minister, right? Yet, counterintuitively, sometimes having lots of experience, or having an extensive resumé or having oodles of qualifications can be a detriment for a politician.
One of the ancient Roman Republic’s most successful politicians was general Gaius Marius, who styled himself as a novo homo, 'new man,' writes Gerry Nicholls.
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