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An Elder Statesman Dies Taking Memories of an Iran Gone-By

Maryam Zar | Posted 02.06.2017 | World
Maryam Zar

A global man by any standard, Parviz Adl was born in 1923 to an Iranian father from a prominent Persian family and a British mother with ties to royalty. Such set the course of his future in a monarchical Iran on a march toward modernity and global inclusion.

America Needs a Cosmopolitan President

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 11.13.2016 | World
Ronald Tiersky

In the best of worlds, American presidents would combine the patriotic cosmopolitanism of FDR with the political charm of Ronald Reagan. How far is this flight of fancy from what's now on offer.

Jamie Dimon's Decision Time: Statesman or Continued Shill?

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

Will Jamie see how self-defeating such an approach and attitude ultimately is? Will Wall Street move even lower in the opinion of the American people? Those are the questions confronting Jamie and Wall Street at this electoral cross roads.

The Presidential Debates: Five Questions to Help Select a President

Terry Newell | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Terry Newell

America is awash in leadership -- people who excite followers and can wield power and influence. What we need is statesmanship -- action that puts party orthodoxy, position, and personal agendas in their proper place.

Seeking Statesmen

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

It's the bane of public servants that Americans want statesmen and stateswomen -- people with the courage to do the right thing for the country despite the personal consequences -- but punish them for doing just that.

The Building Blocks of Corporate Statesmanship

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Charles Kolb

LEGO's CEO is quite sincere when he says that what the company really cares about is inspiring the young people who will build our tomorrow. Is this just more corporate happy talk? Hardly.

The Missing Statesmen

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Current circumstances -- which include the intense, constant, and insistent attention of the media, focused much more on flaws and shortcomings than on accomplishment -- discourage statesmanship.

Memo to Congress

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jim Lichtman

Franklin Roosevelt once offered this piece of advice about giving a speech: "Be sincere; be brief; be seated." Okay, here it goes. Ladies and Gentle...