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Do we value heroes?

Real-life heroes are not in style in contemporary Western culture.

History Professor Michael Haykin
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Ours has become a culture of cynicism and shaming, one in which heroes have no place. Even the traditional comic-book heroes like Batman and Captain America (two of my personal favourites when I was a young teenager!) have become troubled, deeply-flawed individuals.