The American Scholar printed a speech at West Point by William Deresiewicz, titled “Solitude and Leadership" -- an interesting and seemingly oxymoronic pair of words. Speaking to some of the brightest, most hard-working future “leaders,” Deresiewicz made an impassioned plea for people who think for themselves, arguing that what we need most at this point in history are people with vision. I’ve been writing in this blog about critical thinking for some time. Deresiewicz said it all perfectly. Do read this speech.
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