The humanities are in crisis at the exact moment history is revealing how vital moral formation really is.
A real leader steps outside of his political role and reveals himself uncloaked and humbled, simply present with others as one sufferer among a common sea of sufferers.
I read through this David Brooks column on the catastrophic failure of leadership we're all living through, wondering when the inevitable stupid turn was going to come. It took so long I began to doubt myself. But of course it arrived.
I appreciated the opportunity to discuss with ⁦⁩ & ⁦⁩ what real leaders — including FDR, Lincoln, RFK — sound like at moments of national pain. And I’m glad our chat inspired David to write this column.
via . “science and the humanities should be in lock step: science producing vaccines, with the humanities stocking leaders and citizens with the capacities of resilience, care and collaboration until they come”
“One of the lessons of this crisis is that help isn’t coming from some centralized place at the top of society. If you want real leadership, look around you” superb writing by ⁦
We agree about the necessity of humanities & sciences working together to confront the social, cultural & moral implications of Covid19. But ⁦⁩ should inform himself better about what humanities now are doing!
"the humanities are in crisis at the exact moment history is revealing how vital moral formation really is."
The power of the president, obviously, rests on coercion: taxation, the surveillance state, and so on, are only possible with overwhelming force. And then you want to be inspired and comforted by the same people? It's slavish, .
If We Had a Real Leader Imagining Covid under a normal president.
an important question from -- what would be happening right now if Hillary Clinton -- or Sanders or Rubio or Jeb or Cruz -- had won the presidency in 2016?
Absolute must-read column, imho, from David Brooks: If We Had a Real Leader
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If We Had a Real Leader 🦠🇺🇸
It's not just a failed leader. The entire GOP has failed to check him. Power over principle, no matter the issue. Worse, the structure of American democracy, w/ gerrymandering & the Electoral College, allows tyranny of the minority. We're in a crisis.
“Of course, right now we don’t have a real leader. We have Donald Trump, a man who can’t fathom empathy or express empathy, who can’t laugh or cry, love or be loved — a damaged narcissist who is unable to see the true existence of other human beings...”
If We Had a Real Leader: Imagining Covid under a normal president/pm.
“If you want real leadership, look around you” Blessed with exceptional leaders like ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩& many others
Apparently, the schools Trump attended are to blame for his narcissism. Or something like that. I couldn’t really follow this column. I blame my teachers.
If We Had a Real Leader
Imagining Covid under a normal president. “One of the lessons of this crisis is that help isn’t coming from some centralized place at the top of society. If you want real leadership, look around you.” By via
If We Had a Real Leader
This constant yearning after 'real leadership': it's merely servile, .