The current debacle in Afghanistan, the deep divisions in the United States and the continuing COVID-19 crisis have found the United States at a turning point. Greater emphasis must be placed on developing leaders and renewing a focus on sustainable strategies.
Reflection has brought me to one observation that both hurts and inspires. This year, as we grasped for signs of leadership and courage, it appeared that it came mostly from those in subordinate positions of power. And they had the most to lose.