Salman Rushdie On Moral Courage
"Perhaps we have seen too much, grown too cynical about the inevitable compromises of power. There are no Gandhis, no Lincolns anymore. One man's hero (Hugo Chávez, Fidel Castro) is another's villain. We no longer easily agree on what it means to be good, or principled, or brave. ... Even more strangely, we have become suspicious of those who take a stand against the abuses of power or dogma. It was not always so."
The New York Times 04/28/13