From the perspective of a leader, somebody who wants to hold onto power, it’s the worst form of government because it puts you at the greatest risk of losing power.
There is an interesting interplay between power corrupting and corruption empowering. The causality does not go one way.
We really can’t tell the difference between people who might seek power for some greater good and people who seek power just to aggrandize themselves.
People were talking about a third world war, which thank God didn’t happen.
I think almost all strategic problems could at least be improved upon if people would do more careful game theoretic analysis.