The Three Types of Legitimate Rule (Max Weber)

Quoted: Rex Murphy (2015.10.16)

from “Tom Mulcair was always going to be the man in the middle

Next, though he (Tom Mulcair) held the rank of Opposition leader, and though he had a parliamentary caucus far superior in numbers to the third-place party, he was never seen fully to occupy the role [….]

The ancient cleavage of Canadian politics — Libs and Tories — held.

During his time as the Leader of the Official Opposition, Mulcair demonstrated

(a)ll very credible achievements, but none of it the stuff of excitement and flair. None of it a matter of style.

Style counts.

—Rex Murphy, National Post (2015.10.16)