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Overview

What makes someone a hero? Is it fame, power, money, creative talent, athletic ability, good looks? Despite what our culture typically celebrates, none of those things makes a hero. No, heroism springs from character, the critical element that defines a person. The good news is that character is something every one of us can mold; it is simply the sum of the choices we make as we face new challenges and opportunities. In this exciting and relevant lecture, Lawrence W. Reed, President of the Foundation for Economic Education(FEE), will highlight what made men and women heroes, from major historical figures to remarkable people you’ve never heard of; from the distant past to the present; from the United States, to Europe, to Asia; from statesmen to scientists, athletes to inventors, entrepreneurs to theologians, writers to teachers.