As if Tony Blair is a random number on a lottery ticket, his time in power seems more luck and circumstance than merit. We fail to test leaders against broad needs.

Voting isn’t enough if merely choosing winners during a carnival.

We know too little of politics, peer into its strange place, and must bring makers of our lives to better evaluation.

Gill Corkindale at Harvard Business Review:

In the UK, Blair appears not to be valued for his political legacy — his service to the UK his and international statesmanship — but rather as one of a new breed of self-serving politicians, who literally spun a web of power, duped the public on the grounds for going to war, blindly supported of George W. Bush, left a party in turmoil, and then attained fabulous wealth and faux-celebrity lifestyle after leaving office.