The Banality of Heroism

Philip Zimbardo, the psychiatrist in charge of the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment has a new venture – he’s studying the components of heroism.  Zimbardo and his associates believe that instead of looking at heroes as the exception, we should create an idea of heroism as banal and commonplace.  They believe…

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Save the Children

Butterfly Effects for Change – Part 3 – Le Chambon-Sur-Lignon From December 1940 to September 1944, the French village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and its surrounding area became a safe haven for almost 5,000 Jews. The day after the Vichy Government in France, made an agreement with the Nazis to hand over all Jewish refugees, Andre Trocme, Pastor of…

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