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Why We Admire Zelensky

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MsAmerica · 27/04/2022 01:30

Why We Admire Zelensky
By Bret Stephens

We admire Zelensky because he maintains a sense of human proportion befitting a democratically elected leader. Note the contrast between his public encounters with journalists, cabinet members, foreign leaders and ordinary citizens, and the Stalinist antics of the Putin court. In the ostentatious trappings of Russian power we see the smallness of the man wielding it: the paranoia and insecurity of a despot who knows he may someday have to sell his kingdom for a horse.

We admire Zelensky because he models what a man should be: impressive without being imposing; confident without being cocksure; intelligent without pretending to be infallible; sincere rather than cynical; courageous not because he is fearless but because he advances with a clear conscience. American boys in particular, raised on preposterous notions of what manhood entails, should be steered toward his example.

For the whole piece:

www.nytimes.com/2022/04/19/opinion/why-we-admire-zelensky.html?searchResultPosition=1

www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2022/04/20/bret-stephens-why-we/

www.statesman.com/story/opinion/2022/04/23/opinion-why-we-admire-zelenskyy/7399403001/

autos.yahoo.com/stephens-why-admire-zelenskyy-120025900.html

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