Forum, May 24, 1976

A Powerful Need for Leaders

To the Editors:

There is in human nature a powerful need to look up to leaders of honor, elegance and integrity and to feel reassured by family solidarity and continuity. This need is partly met by the royal families of Europe [May 3]. Too bad America has to settle for rock and movie stars, athletes and tarnished politicians.

Penny Johnson

New Haven, Conn.

At ten I wanted nothing more than to be a princess. At twelve I wrote Elizabeth II asking to be Prince Charles' pen pal. From twelve on I...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!