Interview with Paul N. Ylvisaker

The act of, of, of leadership in a moment of crisis, any memories of, in the rebellions or in the, in the nation at that point of somebody doing it well?


I would say that a number of governors reacted well: Terry Sanford of North Carolina, certainly the governor of New Jersey was extraordinarily adept at handling this thing. Mayors who, well, take Dick Lee of New Haven, certainly the mayor of Oakland responded pretty well to these things. But there were also, there was another level of leadership that emerged in this period, the nation spontaneously called for those people who were adept at negotiation, conciliation, and listening. And for a period of time, that was, that was a great period of time in American history. But again, the dominance of the majoritarian concern--