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Poston Flawed Heroes (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/19/13 3:42 am)
I very much enjoyed Massoud Malek's post of 17 December. I am only a little bit concerned about JE's comment: "the quotes Massoud cites above paint a troubling portrait of one of the twentieth century's greatest heroes [Gandhi]," as I have some doubts about the so-called heroes of the twentieth century. How can we be sure that for many of them we see what we want to see and not what really was?
JE comments: Eugenio Battaglia has put his finger on what defines a hero: someone for whom we see what we want to see, and not necessarily what was.