March 3, 2013
The World's Leaders Fail
Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
In the twentieth century it took a brutal series of hard knocks to wake the Western leadership class into competence and seriousness of purpose. Now the shock has worn off and once again a global ship of fools drifts aimlessly towards no one knows what. One hopes no cataracts or rapids lie downstream, but that seems unlikely. History is rarely dull and our new century looks to be full of surprise.
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