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"Hard" vs. "Soft" Power
Joseph Nye
April 4, 2008
Before becoming an author and Harvard professor, Joseph Nye held several senior positions in U.S. government and drew some distinct conclusions about power and leadership. In his new book, "The Powers To Lead," Nye says America must redefine its idea of leadership — that the key to future international success is a balance of "hard" and "soft" power, plus learning how and when to use it. Joseph Nye explained these new definitions of power and leadership March 28 at the Commonwealth Club of California.

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