Leadership Like Kevin Bacon

On the surface, Footloose was about young love and a small-town bully. But more deeply it showed how a generation of students was hostage to the fear-fueled religious extremism of a town. They took away the dancing, they took away the music, and they even burned the books.

Ren doesn't want to get drawn into this thing, but it happens anyway. Because a system of authority that lives by keeping its members down, eventually chased him down and tackled him, too. (More...)

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Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, www.AllThingsBrand.com and www.DannielleBlumenthal.com, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.