Kevin Myers: Words of a bereaved father give me hope
Great men -- truly great men -- become great because they make us think. Of all human activities, thinking is the one that most defines us as humans, yet it's one that we do surprisingly seldom. Indeed, we often behave and talk as if we are incapable of thought, and all we can do is to repeat previous speeches, rethink old thoughts and re-enact earlier deeds. That is why we need great men.