Giving hubris a bad name
In the past few days, I have seen or read the following:
- Bill Clinton and Martha Stewart talk earnestly about how the compact fluorescent light can save the planet;
- Nelson Mandela open a shopping mall in Soweto;
- Conrad Black tape a guest appearance on the Rick Mercer Report.
Do any of these events seem like the trivialization of former greatness, or am I just joining in on the triviality by even taking note?