What Our World Needs Most: True World Leaders

The Middle East Tribune

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We often hear many senior citizens, parents and grandparents talk nostalgically about the good old days of their time. They always reminisce about the serenity of social life, the sufficiency of economic opportunities and the good leaders they had seen. They praise foregone world leaders, like Abraham Lincoln, F. D. Roosevelt, Mahatma Gandhi, Charles de Gaulle, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Mahathir Mohamad and the likes, for their rectitude and leadership skills.

While, in contrast, they blame contemporary heads of state, policymakers and political leaders for the ongoing degeneration in the socioeconomic and sociopolitical conditions of the world. Thereon, our inquiring minds try to discern what our oldsters had then and we do not have nowadays.

It is typical to acknowledge that technological advancements and digital innovations have provided the means and systems through which people can communicate, transact and socialize in a more interconnected…

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About Shahid Hussain Raja

An independent consultant with specialization in agriculture sector policies, food security, civil service and governance reforms, capacity building of senior government officers and prosecution of high profile corruption cases in developing countries.
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