In early 1978, I moved to London to open our new law offices. The years over there unified my thinking in a way that would never have happened had I stayed in the States. I realized that the implications for the American Leadership Forum were global, that the free world looks to the United States as the model of democracy, and that if democracy is not working here, it’s not going to work anywhere.

By 1979, commentators were writing about leadership in the United States. Business Week, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and the leading newspapers were all carrying stories, and Time devoted a special issue (August 6, 1979) entirely to leadership, including a wonderful editorial by Lance Morrow entitled “A Cry for New Leadership: America ...

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