002: Whose actions then still shape us now?

2009_China_Tiananmen_TankMan

Despair blights the lives of too many people.  Yet, throughout human history, so many different individuals have chosen to act and, in doing so, have changes everything; for example these very few out of so many.

Abraham

Zoroaster

Hammurabi

Moses

Phidippides

Pericles

Alexander the Great

Cincinnatus

Caesar

Augustus

Jesus of Nazareth

Paul

Constantine the Great

Mohammed

Gregory the Great

Charlemagne

Alfred the Great

William the Conqueror

Genghis Khan

Joan of Arc

Martin Luther

Ignatius of Loyola

Catherine de Medici

Queen Elizabeth I, Tudor

John Locke

Louis XIV

Frederick the Great

Joseph Stalin

Winston Churchill

Mao Tse-Tung

Simon Wiesenthal

The Anonymous Chinese Man facing the Tanks near Tienanmen Square, June 4, A. D. 1989

Nelson Mandela

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I am a veteran public school High School History Teacher, specializing in the history of Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Western Civilization. Generations ago, Americans erroneously removed Western Civilization requirements from the High School curriculum. Here and elsewhere, I am trying to restore the teaching of this essential heritage to young Americans. I invite you to join me in this effort! In fact, without the efforts and talents of others, this initiative will surely fail.

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