Monday, November 30, 2009

Tiger Woods vs. The Toxins of Power

This blog is of course primarily focused on how the toxins of power infect people in government.

But posts also touch upon the expanded territory of those toxins.

For example, see the post Power Toxins Limited To Government?

Even Lord Acton, who is quoted on the About Page, expanded his theory beyond governmental power itself to other realms of power:
'Popular power may be tainted with the same poison as personal power.'
(Lord Acton, quoted by Sir Harold Butler in his foreword to G. E. Fasnacht's, Acton's Political Philosophy, London: Hollis & Carter, 1952).

Tiger Woods had power in the form of celebrity and money, had popularity as a father, family man, and world class golfer.

That structure he inhabited was seriously rocked and is still being rocked by behavior outside the bounds of that structure, which this blog attributes to the toxins of power getting to him.

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