A reader writes:

I think your reader who said the “Greatest Generation” weren’t superheroes because they sat idly by as the war in Europe – and in the Far East, too – had been raging for two years misses a key point. The “Greatest Generation” who fought and died (like my uncle) were not the politicians, opinion makers, power brokers and celebrities of the day who demanded isolation. In fact, I doubt most of those men ever saw a battlefield. They were too old. The “Greatest Generation” were kids. Many of them weren’t even old enough to vote in the 1940 presidential election. These young men – and women – were very much superheroes in just the same way the volunteers of today are.

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