Each of these characters represents one of the three axes of coercion.  Put yourself in the center of a triangle with each of them at a corner, and try to achieve a consensus.  This is the easiest way to understand the problem of political cooperation.  Coercion isn’t possible, only exchange.

GHENGIS KHAN -- THOMAS JEFFERSON -- MOTHER THERESA 
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VIOLENCE...........EXCHANGE............SUBSIDY
RIGHT...............CENTER..............LEFT 
FATHER...............SON.............SISTER/MOTHER
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