Heroes for today: Nelson Mandela

It is perhaps natural for humans to hero worship, and yet I can’t help but think that the individuals put up on a pedestal are often the wrong ones. If asked to name a ‘hero’ I suspect the names that would pop up might include media or political personalities, some of whom might indeed truly deserve the … Read more

Nicholas Winton – The hero who saved the lives of 669 children during WWII

Back in 1938, Nicholas Winton was a 29-year-old London stockbroker, who on a visit to Prague became aware of the looming war and also the Kristallnacht, the bloodypogrom (violent attack) against German and Austrian Jews on the nights of November 9 and 10, 1938, so he decided to take steps to help … “I found out that … Read more

Hitchens – A true hero for 2010 and beyond

I have  a couple of items for you here now … I think you will find that they are two perfect gems, and they both fit snuggly together. First up is the interview last weekend that Jeremy Paxman did with Christopher Hitchens. I could of course craft my own description, but I really prefer the … Read more