by Lee A Iacocca; Catherine Whitney Book  |  1st Scribner hardcover ed
Where Have All the Leaders Gone?   (2008-09-11)
Having just begun reading the book (and listening on audiobook version), perhaps I am not full qualified to review it. But what I have read so far has inspired me to reflect on the important question: Where have all the leaders gone?
Assuming the book will full answer this question, I offer two answers before reaching the sections of the book with the conclusions. One is the absolute turnabout in American society to an individualistic "me first, me first, me first" attitude. The attitude is an individualistic attitude taken to such an extreme it can be identified as being just as radical as the opposite side of the spectrum in the former Soviet Union. The attitude ignores the ideas repeated over and over again: "liberty and justice for all" and promotes "liberty and justice for all as they grab from one another and maintain few or no moral ideas about how to treat one another."
The second notion about leaders never coming to the top is the politics. Nasty politics promoted by the Republicans who manage the media in this nation - witness the Republican's rejection of issues in favor of slashing opponents and painting opponents with false information - dissuades good leaders from pursuing politics these days. Why would someone put his or her self in front of crowds which will paint a false picture when the person has good solutions, but don't agree or conform with the Republicans ultra conservative tyrants? Why would anybody with leadership capabilities subject themselves to such crap?
And, so far, that is part of the theme I pick up from the Iacocca book. I am looking forward to reading the entire book and discussing it more.
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