We attract on ourselves hatred, doing both kind, and evil.

Niccolo Machiavelli

"Very rich people are not similar to us", — Scott Fitzgerald wrote. Whether it is possible to carry these words to presidents, whether "very masterful men" are similar to ordinary citizens? A question not idle — in our quickly darkening times of action and results of actions of the Supreme power have the strongest impact on the state, on private life, on our destiny. We need to know that stands behind decisions of the person — the ruler and to foresee possible consequences, then it will only be possible to look more surely in the future and to meet changes, whatever they were.

That is necessary for us after the end of cold war, is obviously terrible ideological enemy… which would unite us in opposition to it.

Irving Kristol, founder of the American neoconservatism

As shown in the book, the main influence on actions of sovereigns and the past and the present renders laws of governing: The first law — the president has to promote the successful movement of his country in a mainstream of development of a civilization, he is obliged to act so that society maintained world race. By and large, it does not differ from a task of lords of former centuries — to expand and strengthen the power.


Only the power amplifies not others territories, but involvement of the country in world financial, technological, information streams now. Growth of a standard of living, opportunity for self-realization of citizens, more light contacts between people in and out of the country is a consequence of it.


According to the Second law, "in policy on all you will not please". In other words, always there is a discrepancy between general result of the state actions and private hopes for it. And eventually the number unsatisfied only grows. Consequences of the Second law — need of criticism of predecessors, searches guilty, objectively increasing force of oppositional currents, an ingratitude of the people.


The third law — the leader of the state has to correspond on personal qualities to the post, consider the changes happening in world around and to study himself. The condition this, it seems, very simple, means that incidentally people rulers do not become. Experience accumulation to some extent guarantees that, even starting the most serious wars and reforms, the ruler will consider interests of various layers of the society. In it is hope for sanity of the power.


The third law also cuts big group of the people wishing to saddle fate from the power; it both note rebels, and the small people with big ambitions who are going to escape hurriedly "in napoleons". They are in any society. Anything, except dully carried out mutinies, bloody revolts, from this it is impossible....