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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

“We are all pack animals!”

an interview with Cornelia Funke

Life is not possible without heroes. The author Cornelia Funke explains our need for role models and difference between idols of children and adults.

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

Poised for action

by Ulrich Bröckling

An investigation into what makes a hero.

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

A new era for heroines

by Jagoda Marinic

For a long time the male gaze dominated the arts and it was up to men to turn women into heroes. But one hashtag was enough to shake up the role of women in Hollywood.

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

The uncle and the physicist

by Cem Sey

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Angela Merkel are two leaders who couldn't be more different: One is happy to consider himself a hero, the other shies away from superlatives.

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

Visiting enemies

by Lizzie Doron

How I learnt about heroism by listening to Palestinian fighters.

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

Do it like Lei!

by Falk Hartig

The much-hyped soldier Lei Feng has been dead for over fifty years but to this day, the Communist Party of China continues to tout him as a moral role model.

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

Who are the heroes of our heroes?

Who do people look up to who are looked up to themselves? We found out.

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

“You have to be obsessed”

an interview with Philippe Sands

Philippe Sands talks about his work as a human rights lawyer.

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

The desire for innocence

by Andrzej Stasiuk

Why is every attempt to critically revisit Polish history stigmatised as anti-Polish?

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

We are the army too

by Serhij Zhadan

On Ukraine's response to the death of soldiers who died in the east of the country.

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

“Integrity idol”

by Jess Smee

What happens when the unsung heroes of bureaucracy take centre stage? 

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

“I don't create idealised characters”

an interview with Laura Bispuri

The director Laura Bispuri questions the Italian image of the "mamma perfetta".

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

Veiled against the baddies

by Saba Khalid

The Pakistani comic character Burka Avenger fights for girls' rights.

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Heroes (Issue II/2018)

Glorious snack

by Timothy W. Donohoe

How New York's glorious "hero sandwich" munched its way onto the US literary scene. 

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