Captive Of The System from The Outsider
Why do we no longer have leaders that can lead?
On the day of his inauguration, Barack Obama ordered the cessation of new military trials at Guantanamo Bay. Two years later that order is about to be lifted as the Administration has been unable to find new accommodation for the 174 prisoners who remain. The democratic focus on checks and balances for executive power is self-defeating as we head to a future where leaders no longer have the power to lead, strangled by the system that created them.
Where would we be if Winston Churchill, Franklin D Roosevelt and Charles de Gaul had been unable to make the disruptive anti-Hitler decisions which led us to a better world?