Leaders who could bring people with them

Leaders who could bring people with them Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Ronald Reagan sign the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty at the White House in Washington in 1987. Gorbachev died August 30 in Moscow after a long illness. Photo: CNS
Several of this week’s stories and programmes had me thinking about the importance of visionary leadership and how that quality is largely lacking these days, especially in the political arena. The death last week of Mikhail Gorbachev, former premier of the Soviet Union, reminded us of a time when political leaders East and West were…
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