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DEMONSTRATES THE URGENT NEED FOR A STRICT CODE FOR POLITICIANS
Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2019
Given the many Amazon reviews of this book, I limit myself to an iconoclastic thought. The Japanese classical code of the Samurai, as adjusted to periods of peace, demonstrates in my view the need for a strict code for politicians. Doing so can be combined with democratic elections, by periodic evaluation of acting politicians by an independent board of Censors, which will publish its assessments and, in extreme cases, recommend to voters not to elect an candidate lacking essemtial moral, emotional and cognitive virtues. Thus, picking some ideas from the code presented in this book, politicians should be frugal, avoids personal luxury; moderating diet and avoiding drink; being warily aloof from sexual feelings, the foremost confusion of humankind; and study and gain an extensive understanding of the principles of things.
Looking around at contemporary political leaders, together with awareness of the unprecedented opportunities and fateful dangers posed by emerging technoscience, cannot but lead to some such innovations in democracy, hopefully before the hegemonic type of unqualified senior politicians causes avoidable catastrophes
Professor Yehezkel Dror
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem