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What Happens When Our Leaders Lack Moral Courage Power. By Wesley K. Clark"former NATO supreme allied commander.

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'Over the years, thousands of cadets at the United States Military Academy, myself included, have memorized and recited West Point’s Cadet Prayer. “Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong,” the prayer goes, “and never to be content with a half-truth when the whole can be won. Endow us with courage that is born of loyalty to all that is noble and worthy, that scorns to compromise with vice and injustice, and knows no fear when truth and right are in jeopardy.” The prayer describes the value of acting for good, and how moral authority is itself the deepest source of power. But we as a nation and as leaders have not always demonstrated this courage.'

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This is a special section of The Times's philosophy series, The Stone, in which more than a dozen notable thinkers and writers answer the question, "What is power?" The entire series can be read here.

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