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Stephen B. Young: Leadership? The best schools don’t teach it

Last week’s New Yorker ran a long article on President Obama by David Remnick. After reading the first several paragraphs I assumed I was participating in a publicity build-up to a celebrity event launch — something akin to the Grammys or the Oscars. The article, I thought, was timed to prepare an influential segment of the public mind for the president’s State of the Union address this past Tuesday.

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Stephen B. Young: Stuck in a rut

So it’s now 2014. A century has passed since the outbreak of an accidental but horrible war thanks to a terrorist’s lucky shot at the heir to the Austrian imperial throne. A half century has passed since Lyndon Johnson’s landslide victory over Barry Goldwater, an election that also carried Minnesotan Hubert H. Humphrey to the vice-presidency.

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