An ever-changing world demands new leadership

Aug 26th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

The Age Editorial: So the candidate said: “If we’re an arrogant nation, they’ll resent us; if we’re a humble nation, but strong, they’ll welcome us.”

Few people around the world will look back on George Bush’s America as a humble nation. When he uttered these words in 2000, during a televised debate with Democrat rival Al Gore, Mr Bush appeared to grasp an axiom important when dealing with other countries: no one much likes a bully.

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