Wisdom on Wednesdays—No individual leadership


Children, oil on canvas, 28 x 22 in.

“The hardest thing to understand in a democratic period is that there can be no individual leadership.  Democracy means that the class which is strongest leads, not the individual; the ‘leader’ is simply a symbol of that class.  Especially is this true in our present phase of Democracy, Bourgeois rule.  That man can only ‘lead’ who is most completely the follower of the people.”  (c. 1933)