Harvard education professor, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and author of the newly reissued Creating Minds and Leading Minds: An Anatomy of Leadership, Howard Gardner revisits his work on multiple intelligences in creativity and leadership.
Creativitly goes beyond empty words of promise for CHANGE and HOPE. We have seen that even the progressives can be deceived when we think that we are being offered what we could only hope for. President Obamba has deceived his base and shown that words about 'change' are merely bait and switch politics. Nothing new there...The real question is, will we have the conviction to deliver a refusal to be fooled again and not pull the lever for his re-election? As part of the 99%, you can count on me!
Sadly, Mr. Obama has been exposed as an inexperienced empty suit...of course Gandhi wore no suit. By the way Gandhi got his philosphy of non-violence from the Jains.
The guest is totally wrong when he said that Gandhi showed that violence is not the answer. Gandhi hiimself said that the reason he could use non-violent methods was that he was dealing with the British, vs. other powers. Also, Gandhi is the most influential of the past 1,000 years? More influential than Isaac Newton? Than Adam Smith? There are many more in that category.
It's always suprising that more credit is not given to the true originator of Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau. The basis of Ghandi and MLK's non-violence was first articulated in the essay of the same name during the Mexican-American war and directly influenced both leaders.C'mon give credit where credit is due!
It is very interesting that Dr. Gardner mentions Noam Chomsky as the most important indirect leader in the world. What does he think about the fact that Dr. Chomsky is virtually banned from media coverage in the USA?
Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm
your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the
right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the
Comment Guidelines before
By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's
It's your neighborhood, your city, your country, your world, and now your website. Brian Lehrer delves into the issues and links them to real life.