Heroism, Spotlight

Soldiers and Heroes

Are soldiers heroes?

Before you give your opinion, I would strongly recommend checking out this nuanced, two-sided article from activist and scholar Ari Kohen.

On the State of the American Hero

Not every soldier meets my definition of a hero. But I have to admit there is bravery inherent in signing up during time of war. Bravery or, perhaps, an inkling of the hunger for adventure—one of the greatest practices for developing heroism.

So, are soldiers heroes?