At the conclusion of the screening of Red Tails, we came to our feet with thunderous applause. But we did not face the screen. We turned and faced the real Red Tails standing among us, a fitting tribute to the icons that shaped every American Airman serving today.
The notion that social change can be sparked by an inner revolution is not only realistic. It also gives us a gift that conventional "realism" withholds -- a chance to do something that might make a difference.
Manal al-Sharif was arrested this weekend for driving around her neighborhood. She wasn't speeding, she didn't run a red light and she didn't break any laws. She was arrested for being a woman with the audacity to drive a car in Saudi Arabia.