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Nevertheless, all of these leaders took risks, were courageous, and were great leaders. In short order, the checklist qualified most of the population as exhibiting psychopathic personalities.

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Bush made such poor leaders. I do not understand how this book was even published given how ridiculous it is at times. Historians interpret people’s motives and intentions, psychologists interpret people’s motives and intentions.

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