10 Questions for Colin Powell

Four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell on leadership, war and public parking

Stephen Voss for TIME

In It Worked for Me , you write that the two months you spent mulling a run for the presidency were the most difficult of your life. Why?
I never had any political aspirations. I'm a career soldier. But then I leave the Army, and my [first] book comes out, and there's this enormous interest in my running for office. I felt something of a guilt trip. A soldier always wants to do what he's supposed to do. But there was not a morning when I put my feet on the floor and said, "This is right for me. This...

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