Sharon, when it comes to the essence, represented the policy of all Israeli governments only without obscuring fluff or evasive words. The reliance on naked, brutal power when dealing with the Palestinians, using provocations and short-sighted tactics, Sharon was back in the 50s when those methods were generally accepted and even applauded.
Sharon has shaped the map of Israel and the territories, changing it almost to the point of no return. Ever since the 1973, Yom Kippur War, he was compared to Napoleon, a comparison he accepted with grace. There is a historic theory that claims that every revolution ends in Bonapartism, the arrival of the populist adventurer who destroys the achievements.