The art of leadership… consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.
Unfortunately, the Republican leadership in the House right now seems to have been strangled by the tea party.
The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement… they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half.
The next thing is: we can make IBM even better. We brought IBM back but we’re gunning for leadership.
The more that social democracy develops, grows, and becomes stronger, the more the enlightened masses of workers will take their own destinies, the leadership of their movement, and the determination of its direction into their own hands.