Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing taking.
Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, becaus
"Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship."
"Worry is a misuse of imagination."
"Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental chara"
"The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath."
"There are too many people, and too few human beings."