Tagged: heroes

My Personal Hero

In this egalitarian age, the concept of the hero seems as superfluous and out of touch as the pomp and circumstance of the British royal family. Paradoxically, our fetish for equality has combined with our impious self-absorption to turn us into idolaters, rather than hero-worshippers. We have infantile personality cults where in the past mature men admired genuine greatness as a guide for...

The Most Telling Poll Result Ever

Gallup, the leading purveyor of the pseudoscientific propaganda technique called “opinion polling,” has released the results of its annual survey of “the most admired man and woman living in the world today.” And for an amazing eighth year out of nine, the winner on both sides is: “None/No opinion.” In fact, None/No opinion won the Most Admired Man title with an impressive 26%...