Chapter 6. Responsibility
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
We've gotten to the point where everybody's got a right and nobody's got a responsibility.
—Newton Minow, former Chairman of the FCC
The Buck Stops Here. That was the saying on the plaque on President Harry Truman's desk in the Oval Office. He referred to it on several occasions to underscore the idea that an American president didn't have the luxury of passing off accountability for decisions to anyone else. That the expression has survived for over half a century is testament to the importance of the ...