A Cry for Leadership

America looks for citizens who can construct a new consensus

Five years ago, on the eve of President Richard Nixon's resignation, TIME published a 38-page Special Section on leadership. The world's problems, TIME said, often seemed to be overwhelming the capacity of leaders to deal with them. For its special section, TIME assembled a list of 200 young (45 or under) Americans who already were having a positive impact upon society and who might play pivotal roles in the nation's future. Today, the issue of leadership is more acute than ever. As Jimmy Carter struggles to rally a nation troubled by recession, inflation and the energy shortage, TIME again examines...

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