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Colin Powell Reflects on His Mistakes in This Unpublished TIME Interview

Posted On: Dec 2, 2021   |   Posted By: Time

Colin Powell Reflects on His Mistakes in This Unpublished TIME Interview

General Collin Powell died on October 18. His legacy, as Phillip Elliott writes , was complicated, and the General knew it. TIME interviewed Powell in 2012, on the occasion of the publication of his book on leadership It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership. The interview was edited and condensed at the time, but to mark his passing, we are publishing a fuller version that illustrates in more detail how he felt about the huge events of his life.
In It Worked for Me you write that the two months that you spent mulling a run for president were the most difficult of your life. Why?

I never had had any political aspirations. I'm a career soldier; I never really belonged to a political party. I had views about things but I never spoke about them. Even when I worked for President Reagan, I was an active-duty officer and I had to be careful of what I did and I did not do. But then I leave the army and suddenly my book comes out and there's this enormous interest in my...

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