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Heroes of our time

May 22, 2006

What do Hans Blix, Bob Geldorf, HM The Queen, Noam Chomsky, Bill Gates and George Galloway have in common?

They’re among the top 50 in the New Statesman’s Heroes of Our Time poll, that’s what.

Some of the choices are truly bizarre. Jamie Oliver? Tony Benn? And the poll has John Pilger trundling in his tired old barrow and parking it at number 4, just ahead of Maggie Thatcher. Not a juxtaposition either of them would have been comfortable with, I’d have thought.

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