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a person who appears to be the leader of an organization, but who really has no power
  • During the whole of that period Napoleon, who seems to us to have been the leader of all these movements—as the figurehead of a ship may seem to a savage to guide the vessel—acted like a child who, holding a couple of strings inside a carriage, thinks he is driving it.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (50% in)

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