Answer: I do not think that the sages are able to control a country because controlling a country is a completely different science. This requires completely different qualities and capabilities of a person. However, it should be controlled by people who would listen to and implement the thoughts of the sages.
Comment: It is apparent even from history, that every ruler always had a sage who gave him advice.
My Response: Quite true. For example, Napoleon took a large group of scientists with him and during battles he always gave orders for them to be protected.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 6/25/20