The Foundation for Economic Education presents "Real Heroes." FEE President Lawrence W. Reed relates the stories of people whose choices and actions make them heroes.
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Mr. Reed has personally met many heroes himself. In a 2007 essay on one of them, Sir Nicholas Winton, he wrote, “The truest hero does not think of himself as one, never advertises himself as such, and does not perform the acts that make him a hero for either fame or fortune. He does not wait for government to act if he senses an opportunity to fix a problem himself.”
The people Reed writes about are not be the well-known, usual suspects. Often they are be men and women you never heard of, from the distant past to the present day. In every case, they are individuals who deserve notice and appreciation. They exemplify one or more of the character traits Reed wrote about in his short book, Are We Good Enough for Liberty? — traits he regards as critical to the flourishing of a free society.