The power of reconciliationJanuary 19, 2022
A dynamic scene from the movie Invictus depicts a tense conversation between President Nelson Mandela and Jason Tshabalala, his diligent and...0
Nelson Mandela and his South African rainbow nationOctober 26, 2021
At the outset, my plan for this post was to focus on Nelson Mandela, whose tale of transformation is...
How the US could get on the road to unitySeptember 20, 2021
In the last entry, I wrote that Joe Biden’s best opportunity to have a transformational impact on the American political landscape...
A chance for Joe Biden to achieve transformational changeSeptember 14, 2021
As a follow up to our previous post, there are two notions in particular that I would like to...
Inspiring change with powerful national symbolsJuly 25, 2021
Continuing on the theme of our last post, how would I have advised Mr Biden to use the setting...
Two stories president Biden can use to encourage unityJune 17, 2021
In the early days of Joe Biden’s presidency, I was curious to see how he would address the nation...
Mr Biden’s missed opportunitiesJune 4, 2021
When I sat down to write the last post, it occurred to me that two of the primary themes...
Two personal stories that Joe Biden could tellMay 14, 2021
As I wrote last time, Margaret Thatcher’s masterful political discourse provides a model for some of the ways President...
How President Biden might use the experience of Thatcher and De GaulleApril 26, 2021
Continuing on the theme of last time, I have often wondered if leaders today can still learn from the...
An impressive tale of transformationMarch 16, 2021
The previous post, about Charles de Gaulle’s use of narrative and historical symbol, led some readers to ask if...