I’m a recovering political scientist and, as such, couildn’t agree with Umair more about weakness (to say the least) of political leadership here in the US and around the world.
With one exception.
As Robin Chase, Laura Prescott, Tim O’Reilly, and others have pointed out, there is plenty of more hopeful news in the corporate world (the likes of Donald Trump aside, of course). We are in a time of transition to a more networked based society in which the political world reflects the current but increasingly dated “operating system.”
That’s why I’m a recovering political scientist and no longer a practicing one.