Men, and to a much lesser extent women, are prepared to go to extraordinary lengths to get political power. They will invest substantial sums of their own money in campaigning, sacrifice health, comfort and domestic peace, put up with almost unlimited amounts of public criticism and abuse, and risk the humiliation and disappointment of defeat. The phenomenon is international and quite independent of political systems. Why do they do it?
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