You read books and gain knowledge. But do not use the intellectuals in your own writing. Try to make something with your own merit and vision. You can be a good translator once you borrow something, But can not be regarded as a basic writer.
Political Generic book and High ideas of philosophy are most important for politicians than academic education.
[The Quote is collected from page no 93 of the book Netritto (leadership) written by Kamrul Hasan Nasim ]