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2002 yilinda Daglarin Kirali adinda yeni bir kitap yayinlanmisti. Yazari, Dr. Prof. Arnold Ludwig, ABDde nin en mesur pisikologlarindandir, ve kitabi da tam 18 yil alismalarinin sonucu oldu. Kitapta Ludwig 20.ci yzyilin liderlerini mkayese ediyor, 2000 den fazla lideri inceledikten sonra, hakkinda en ok malmat olan 377 lidere daha derince bakiyor. Bu liderleri mkayese edebilmek iin Political Greatness Scale karnesi yaratiyor, ve tarihin en mesur liderilerinin (mesela Byk Iskender, Julius Caesar, Napoleon, George Washingon) husisiyetlerine bakarak bu karneyi ortaya ikariyor. En yksek puan alanlar ABDnin 12 yil Cumhur Baskanligini yapan F. D. Roosevelt ve Mao Zedong 30ar puanla esit ikiyor, Stalin 29 puan aliyor, Gaule ve Deng Xiaoping 27ser puan, Lenin 28 puan, Reagan 22 puan, Kennedy 13 puan, Carter 12 puan

Bu 377 lider arasinda (asli asirin 2000 lideri arasinda) 31 puanla en yksek not alan Mustafa Kemal Atatrk oluyor. Bu gn Georgetown niversitesinde Atatrk hakkinda bir konferans vericegim, ve ailemizin Atatrkle olan zel bir anisini anlaticagim. Bu fotografi tam 32 yi evvel, 1977'de ekmistim. O yaz Trkiye'yi ziyaret etmistim, babamla beraber Anit Kabir'e gitmistik. Simetrik bir perspektif, ve basit bir silet fakat ciddi bir atmosfer yarattigi iin TEye sunuyorum. 28 Ekimde Iffet Budaycioglu (Amazon) muhtesem bir fotograf sunmustur, yaninda da Atatrkn nutugunu komple olarak vermisti. Bilirsiniz son cmlesi, Ne mutlu Trkm diyene. Iffet hanima ok tesekkr ederim.

Konferansimin kisa bir zeti, "A Love Story Lent a Helping Hand by Kemal Ataturk," burada okunulabir.

ENGLISH:

In 2002 my good friend Arnold Ludwig, a professor of psychiatry for 30 years, published a scholarly book entitled, King of the Mountain. After having labored 18 years to create the Political Greatness Scale (PGS), a gauge to assess the effectiveness in leadership, he graded and ranked the leaders of the 20th century. (The scale is based on the traits, the lasting accomplishments, the durations of their rule, etc. of individuals whose names have come to define leaderships, including Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln etc.) Dr. Ludwig acknowledged that there have been over 2000 leaders during the century, but focused on 377 on those for whom ample information exists. Among the highest ranking are F.D. Roosevelt, the US President who served for 12 years and Mao Zedong 30 points each; Stalin 29 points; de Gaule and Deng Xiaoping tied with 27 points; Lenin 28 points; Reagan 22 points; Kennedy 13 points; Carter 12 points First in the ranking is Kemal Ataturk, the savior and visionary leader of Turkey, with 31 points.

This evening I will be giving a major talk on behalf of the Ataturk Society of America at Georgetown University, the occasion: to commemorate the 71st Anniversary of the death of Kemal Ataturk. Here I have a personal stake. A few years before I was born, Ataturk was instrumental in the marriage of my parents. Accordingly, my talk carries the title, "A Love Story Lent a Helping Hand by Kemal Ataturk," a synopsis of which appears here.

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