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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More On The Greatest American Hero

Gregg Easterbrook writes:

Norman Borlaug arguably the greatest American of the 20th century died late Saturday after 95 richly accomplished years. The very personification of human goodness, Borlaug saved more lives than anyone who has ever lived. He was America's Albert Schweitzer: a brilliant man who forsook privilege and riches in order to help the dispossessed of distant lands. That this great man and benefactor to humanity died little-known in his own country speaks volumes about the superficiality of modern American culture.
Read the whole thing here and be amazed at what one man can accomplish.


Iowahawk has a wonderful farewell to this greatest of heroes. Read "Farm boy" here.