Leadership in Our Time

by Conrad Black

From my most recent NRO article, on how various countries’ leaders are faring: “The lesson is that crises produce strong leaders, like Churchill and de Gaulle, Reagan and Thatcher, and when the leaders are rather ineffective, times are not urgent. Of course, the problem with any such complacent acceptance of mediocre leadership in the world, or at least its major countries, is that the piping days of forgettable political leadership lead inexorably to the crises that more distinguished and capable people are then urgently summoned to address.”

Whether you agree or disagree, your comments are, as always, most welcome.