By Rob Cox
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.
The Great Debate
The shelf life of heroes isn’t what it used to be.
Once upon a time, a hero would burst upon the scene — a Charles A. Lindbergh, a Babe Ruth, a Red Grange, an Audie Murphy, a Neil Armstrong — and he would not only receive reverent acclaim, that acclaim would last for decades. Sometimes forever.