A true leader need not be an intellectual. It suffices that he has a clear goal and the courage to go for it. Herzl provided a fresh vision no one else had conceived of before as an attainable project, and pursued its actual realization when no one thought it could be done. That can only be achieved by visionaries, even if their contemporaries can't see it. Their work outlives them.
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)
from the article: Is Bishara the 'Palestinian Herzl'?