27 December 2011

Uncommon Commentary #233: Invert the First Digit of "65?"

If retirement at age 65 were mandated in politics, at least three of the greatest men of the Twentieth Century, viz., Sir Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, and Konrad Adenauer, would never have become world leaders. It is possible to become too old to do a job effectively, but such a situation will become apparent, and can then be dealt with tactfully; the ending of someone's career is too important a matter for himself, and for others, to be compelled arbitrarily.