The Importance of Leaders

  • Whoever can flee does flee. One million have done that, and who can blame them?
  • The citizens who remain are filled with despair.
  • Some commit suicide.
  • Others try to collaborate with the invader, in order to survive.
  • And others begin to organize an underground resistance.
  • Zelenskyy’s extraordinary leadership, both tactical (phoning the emergency meeting of European leaders) and symbolic (refusing to leave the country), inspired and united the Ukrainian people.
  • Then the incredible bravery of the Ukrainian people inspired the world — and not just the world but actual government officials who are in a position to make major decisions that will truly aid Ukraine in its battle against the Russian invaders.



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Terry Baum

Terry Baum

Terry Baum is an actress, director, teacher, filmmaker, political activist, and award-winning lesbian playwright. Her blog BAUMBLOG is a “Top 100 LGBTQ Blog.”