Civilization is about making people do things.
Civilization is about getting
people to do things, which is a different kettle of fish. Sometimes, the doing must be, to some degree, compelled. The problem is that compulsion can only ever be a temporary fix, a means of exerting control in crisis. It can't form the basis
of a social order, and every society ever built on a framework of raw compulsion self-destructed within a generation or two, at most. Certainly, knocking heads has to be in the tool box, so to speak, but that's a remedy for the things that leadership alone can't fix.
In times of war, we defend; in times of peace, decisions must be made that involve all. To pretend otherwise is trendy libertarian double-speak, but it's not an address of reality.
I don't disagree with the premise, I just have no faith in the notion that, "Get the right leaders, and force everyone to follow them," addresses reality, either. At some point, you have to get people to buy into the program, not just shuffle along for the moment because you'll crack heads if they don't. There's no hammer big enough to keep everyone in line forever, and, eventually the folks being 'led' always figure that out.
Understand that I'm not advocating surrender, I'm just advocating for avenues for leadership that aren't tied to "politics" as such. For me, that means starting by putting those places where I have the power to effect immediate change in order and working out. I stick to my back yard, but it's a big back yard, if the distinction means something.