In our wonderful brave new world in which high-school students learn about financial planning, political correctness, and the environment, and university courses have become politicized and no longer highlight the major names of Western civilization, I wonder how many of the following geniuses and greats are actually known today and/or will be forgotten by subsequent generations.
Homer (not Simpson)
Martin Luther King
St. Francis of Assisi
Frank Lloyd Wright
Well, the great dumbing-down is now going flat-out. So much for subject matter of consequence, ideas, history, serious critical thinking, philosophizing, and depth. Who are the heroes of our time and the great people of our age? How do their contributions contribute significantly to our knowledge, understandings, and appreciations of Life, human nature, Truth, Beauty, and wisdom? How much poorer/shallower/dumber are a people who do not know who these above greats of Western civilization are!