Without leadership, every problem is insurmountable. With it, no problem is unsolvable.Oh, sure, if we just had the right leadership we would know what to do about work-life balance for parents, inequality, autism, malaria, declining biodiversity, terrorism, unemployment, drug addiction, climate change, cancer, and the Israel/Palestine mess (the actual subject of the essay). We would have fusion power, free internet without ads, affordable non-polluting cars with unlimited range, scheduled flights to Mars, and better pop music. And columnists who make sense.
Friday, December 18, 2015
The Cult of Leadership
Richard Cohen gives voice to one of the most irritating commonplace ideas about politics and history: