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An Ashamed Patriot  


December 31, 2012  

I am a scholar and a patriot. My fellow academics often criticize me for this. I cannot be “objective” about... 

Creative Citizens need Innovative Government  


July 23, 2012  

Vienna was the center of European creativity in the years between 1780 and 1914. It was the city of Mozart and Beethoven.... 

Lost Leaders and Bold Alternatives  


November 14, 2011  

Leadership, like all historical phenomena, moves in cycles. Periods of boldness (think of the 1940s, the 1980s, and the early... 

Why 9/11 Doesn’t Matter  


September 9, 2011  

The newspapers are filled with images and recollections from the September 11,2001 terrorist attacks, but no one seems to... 

Leadership in a Time of Flux  


August 25, 2010  

We have been here before. Think of other late August and early September days in recent years past — 1990, 2001, 2008....