by Bruce Nortell
From El Nono to radical feminism chic, a new book -- The Third Chair -- runs the contemporary pop culture gamut of newspeak, while providing a serious literary review of the failure of the professions to lead. Moving from 19th century fisticuffs to terrorized Ireland to Middle Earth in a slick display of human nature in differing milieus, the author has caught the essence of what makes us "sick" when learned leadership fails.
This book is "mandatory reading" for every concerned and intelligent citizen. The future can be better than our recent past, but only if we make it so. Gender wars, racial animosities, sexual abuse, and the economics of greed can all be avoided, but only if we understand the failure of social leadership in our own time.