‘To the risk community, the tribe I belong to, there was always something alluring and generic about Rumsfeld’s truism.’ Dominic Duckett ponders Rumsfeld’s (unknown) legacy.
‘The curious nationalism we see displayed in claiming credit for cures and casting blame for ailments has a long history and we need to recognise it in ourselves and in our leaders and try to see beyond it as we coordinate an international response to the global pandemic. ‘
Our best hopes in dealing effectively with this – and the next – global crisis rest in our collective ability to see the bigger picture. And to put shared values above self-interest.