Friday, April 20, 2007

Good impressions of Rudolph Giuliani


With former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani consistently leading early polls for the Republican presidential nomination, pundits have spilled an ocean of ink concerning his electability. Having recently sat down with the man, let me tell you why I consider Giuliani a candidate wholly appropriate for our times.

ScrippsNews article

1 comment:

Tom Barnett said...

Here is the rest of the column which Scripps Howard--for some unknown reason--decided to truncate:

Major coastal cities are the dominant nodes of our global economy. Not only do they attract roughly half the world's population, such megalopolises serve as primary flow points for commerce and immigration through their financial markets, seaports and air hubs.

So, whether you're talking about culture clashes, border security, legal compliance, systems integration or economic competitiveness, nowhere do globalization's major challenges concentrate themselves more than in coastal mega-cities.

In this long war against radical extremism, we can focus on killing bad guys or making our nation more resilient.

The former task takes us to the world's most off-grid locations, while the latter forces us to strengthen our biggest connections to the world's networks.

Ask yourself what's more important: fewer criminals or less crime?

As the mayor who resurrected New York City across the 1990s only to guide it masterfully through the system perturbation that was 9/11, Rudy Giuliani is uniquely qualified for what comes next: the recasting of America as globalization's most resilient pillar.