31 min

Pessimistic world leaders can be dangerous KERA's Think

    • Society & Culture

Optimistic leaders show patience when dealing with public and foreign policy, while pessimistic leaders take more risks. Daniel Drezner, Professor of International Politics in The Fletcher School at Tufts University, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss why power should be measured in how a country’s leader views the future, why that’s key to approaching world affairs, and how a negative outlook puts the population at risk. His article published by Foreign Affairs is called “The Perils of Pessimism.”

Optimistic leaders show patience when dealing with public and foreign policy, while pessimistic leaders take more risks. Daniel Drezner, Professor of International Politics in The Fletcher School at Tufts University, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss why power should be measured in how a country’s leader views the future, why that’s key to approaching world affairs, and how a negative outlook puts the population at risk. His article published by Foreign Affairs is called “The Perils of Pessimism.”

31 min

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