Fools and heroes

“Our presidents and prime ministers are poseurs”, writes Robert Fisk. “Where are the Great Men of today?” Pope John Paul II, thankfully, doesn’t make the cut (though is praised for opposing the Iraq war), Nelson Mandela certainly does and the Dear Leaders of the Unwilling are shown to be the duplicitous men that they are.

The heroes? American girl Rachel Corrie, killed by an Israeli bulldozer trying to protect a Palestinian house being demolished and nuclear whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu.

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