Chapter 5

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This might be a good time to reflect that greatness is frequently accompanied by an obnoxious personality.

Mark Zuckerberg. Gates and Allen. Steve Jobs. Richard Nixon. John Lennon. Phil Spector. Don Imus. Terry Gross. Bill O'Reilly.

This suggests that democracy is fatally flawed: We generally vote for the attractive rather than the competent. Civilizations do end, you know, and that seems to be the drain that we're going to go down.