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Heroes


Meet my heroine

Eric Kathenya | 01 February 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: books, heroes, Kenya


The cycle of fallen heroes

Zac Alstin | 06 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: heroes, Lance Armstrong
Like Hercules, Lance Armstrong was a hero, and like the Greek demi-god, he lacked important virtues.


A portrait of the artist as a businessman

G. Tracy Mehan III | 06 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: biography, book reviews, heroes, Steve Jobs
Did shrewdness, artistry and obsession make Steve Jobs America's greatest businessman?


Lou Xiaoying - a Chinese heroine with a big heart

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child abandonment, China, heroes, one-child policy
A poor Chinese woman who saved dozens of abandoned children over four decades is being hailed a heroine on her deathbed.


Margaret Ogola: an African heroine

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, AIDS, heroes
One of four distinguished Kenyan women who died recently was a doctor who spent herself on the welfare of AIDS victims and strengthening the African family.


Heroes and hackers

David Alton | 28 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: heroes, media, truth
The phone-hacking scandal obscures the heroism journalists can display in pursuit of the truth.


Don’t cry for me, Sudan

David Alton | 13 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: heroes, Korea, Sudan
The short life of a Korean priest and doctor who worked with lepers in the Sudan is a lesson in generosity.


Heroine of human dignity: Mildred Fay Jefferson

Rebekah Hebbert | 13 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, heroes, human dignity, medicine
The first black woman to graduate from Harvard medical school used her position to defend the humanity of the unborn.


Unlikely heroine

Sheila Coronel | 04 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Cory Aquino, heroes, Philippines
Cory Aquino inspired others around the world to struggle against tyranny when she became the first woman to lead the Philippines. 


Edith Stein’s intellectual pilgrimage

Francis Phillips | 13 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, heroes, philosophy
A distinguished philosopher unravels the thought of one of the 20th century's great women.


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