Metaphors/Kofi Annan (2006)

Kofi Annan
Annan at the End: Grading the Secretary-General by Stephen Schlesinger in Foreign Affairs November/December 2006, a review of the book The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American Power by James Traub on former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan:

Yet he [James Traub] praises Annan’s “inner compass” as fundamentally “sound,” saying that “when he ignored advice, it usually turned out that he was right and his advisors wrong.” And he compliments Annan’s calm in the midst of diplomatic tornadoes swirling around him as being almost “extraterrestrial.” “There was something uncanny, even a bit weird, […] about the perfect equipoise [Annan] maintained in all settings.”

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