John Lennon: a Study in Leadership

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Through music, artists can do many things. They can reveal their feelings, thoughts, or opinions through their lyrics, or even send a message to the rest of the world. As a hugely popular artist, John Lennon had a chance to make an impact on the world around him. Through his music, Lennon tried to make the world a better place by advocating world peace. His songs instantly became anthems for the anti-war movement. His rebellious personality and constant criticism of the Vietnam War resulted in a failed deportation attempt by the United States. Through his rebellious nature, dedication, and musical talent, John Lennon effectively became a leader of the anti-war movement.

John Lennon sometimes showed a rebellious personality during his life. After the breakup of the Beatles, Lennon started to question the government’s actions. He wasn’t afraid to speak out against the authorities. He protested against their contributions to the Vietnam War, and played a huge part in the anti-war movement. His protests against the war threatened the US government, and led the FBI, police, and immigration authorities to hunt him down. Richard Nixon believed that Lennon’s anti-war activities could cost him the re-election, and decided to have him deported. In response to this, Lennon and Yoko Ono announced at a press conference the formation of a new country called ‘Nutopia’, and place with “no land, no boundaries, no passports, only people”. Once the Watergate scandal took place and Nixon resigned, Gerald Ford showed little interest in the battle against Lennon. The deportation order Palazzi 2

was overturned in 1975 and Lennon was able to reside in the US. Lennon’s rebellious personality ultimately made his message of world peace recognized my many.
John Lennon also showed tremendous dedication to his cause. In order to promote world peace, Lennon and Yoko Ono staged a ‘Bed-In for Peace’ at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. They sat in the bed in their room for a whole...
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