Wednesday, May 31, 2006

50 heroic people as voted on by New Statesman readers

From the New Statesman--bastion of British socialism--comes a list of the 50 most heroic living people, voted on by the readers.

Given its readership, you may be surprised that Lady Thatcher even made the list, but there she is at number 5. Others making the list are more predictable. George Galloway? check. Bob Geldof? sure. Subcommandante Marcos (described as a "philosopher-rebel") also made the list; seems the Left must have their revolutionaries as heros--no matter how inept. Nice to see that I have no quibbles with their numero uno choice: Aung San Suu Kyi. Others only a New Statesman reader could find heroic: writers John Pilger and Noam Chomsky, despots Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, and bumbler extrordinaire Hans Blix.

The list is here.

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