Confucius (551 BCE-479 BCE) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese thought and life. His views on politics are worth following. He once said, "To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage or principles". Coalition leaders see what is right but they are not in a position to do it. Is it for want of courage or principles? -MIR TABASSUM MAIRAJ, Islamabad, via e-mail, May 13.