"There is a special trap for every holder of power, whether the director of a company, the head of a state or the ruler of a dictatorship. His favor is so desirable to his subordinates that they will sue for it by every means possible. Servility becomes endemic among the entourage, who compete among themselves in their show of devotion. This in turn exercises a sway upon the ruler, who becomes corrupted in his turn. The key to the quality of the man in power is how he reacts to this situation. I have observed a number of industrialist and military men who knew how to fend off this danger. Hitler himself put up no visible resistance to the evolution of a court."