He’s one of the most instantly recognizable figures of the 20th century – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known to many as the Mahatma or Great Soul. The 2nd of October, 2019, marks the 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth and the start of a life of struggle in the fight for Indian independence from British colonial rule.
On Jan. 24, 1991, a U.S.-led international coalition won the first battle of Operation Desert Storm, the effort to free Kuwait after its invasion and annexation by Iraq, with the coordinated efforts of the Army and Navy.
If you analyse four key leaders of the last century - Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King - to discover whether they have any traits in common as leaders, a profound difference emerges between those leaders who were charismatic - Hitler and Kennedy - and those who were genuinely inspirational - Churchill and Martin Luther King. A comparison between Churchill and Hitler, and between true inspiration and mere charisma, gives a useful insight into this difference, and may help in the analysis of what leadership entails.
A century ago, a Czech playwright coined the word to refer to oppression of the working class.