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Per its title, Warriors, Rebels and Saints: The Art of Leadership from Machiavelli to Malcolm X groups a variety of leaders into these three categories, though acknowledging crossover and nuance.

The author, Moshik Temkin, is a history professor specialising in international affairs and leadership. His academic attachments include the Harvard Kennedy School’s Middle East Initiative and the Schwarzman Leadership and History College at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, whose mission is to forge young leaders as a bridge between China and the rest of the world. A cynic might argue that Temkin’s work isn’t going well on either front; perhaps that’s his underlying reason for writing the book...

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