The only time I heard a country leader apologize

I’ve always wondered: do country leaders ever apologize? Every one of them, no matter the country, or the party, no matter how popular they are and how smooth their period in power is, sometimes fucks up. Everyone on this planet fucks up from time to time; surely, leaders make mistakes too. We know they do; in fact, they make mistakes of grandiose scale, by the nature of the job. They go to wars that kill people; they drop bombs by mistake; they mess up economies; they don’t always win against their enemies; they mess up in their personal lives; they make bad hiring…



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Alexei Sorokin

A Russian immigrant in America, father of 4, Cambridge and Harvard Business School alum. I run and write every day.