Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"Leadership" Reads My Mind

Back in May 2007, Ruthie Leibowitz wrote an article about politics in Israel in which she notes that many Israelis say they "want better leadership" to actually mean they "want leaders who agree with me".

I am glad that the U.S. seems to have avoided that both before and after our recent election.

Instead I've seen a slew of essays full of comparisons. Are Washington and Wall Street foes? Is Obama being predictably cautious in his cabinet appointments? And so on.

Studying comparisons seems much more healthy than yearning for ideological sympathy.

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