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What makes an American hero?

14 mins | Oct 9, 2021
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Today the US knows less about historical heroes than the marvel franchise. Heroism is exceptional by definition, it has the power to disrupt mostly immovable hierarchies, but where is its place in the current political climate? In this reflection of the history of heroes, Adam Kirsch considers whether a country divided over how to understand its legacy of democratic heroism can still inspire extraordinary deeds by ordinary citizens.
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