Turkey had another legislative brouhaha yesterday in its presidential election process. I picked up an extraordinary book on Atatürk, who is as much alive today as in the 20s. Good reading, and it kept me up most of the night, to be honest—along with a couple of Turkish political journals! Amazing human being.
"It's the team, folks." That's the conventional wisdom, and usually true. Probably in Turkey, too, way back when. But make no mistake, one determined person can move a nation—dramatically and in a short period of time. There's no "I" in "team," but there's an "A," as in Atatürk, in both "dramatic" and "change."
(I'll offer you a couple of quotes when I get a free minute or two.)
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