Model and heiress Lydia Hearst sat down in her dark corner with her glass of tequila and lime juice, all Hemingway-like, and pumped out another column for Page Six magazine. Thank God. Besides some musings about her new hair color and the traffic that kept her from her Puma bag launch breakfast, Lydia has some unsolicited advice for Brooke Astor's troubled son Anthony Marshall.
Top: "Anabel, one of the cheerleaders of the Washington Redskins US football team, removes her helmet to adjust her hair, after landing by helicopter at Patrol Base Dragon, some 20 kilometers (about 12.4 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, where the cheerleaders were to stage a performance for US troops.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek )" Bottom: "U.S. soldier from the 3rd Brigade combat team of 101st Airborne Division, dances with Chastity, one of the cheerleaders of the Washington Redskins US football team, during their show at Patrol Base Dragon, some 20 kilometers (about 12.4 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek )"
We live in an era of apathy and cynicism. Government is broken; religion fails to relieve the anxiety of the age; torpor and resigned acceptance are the default responses to the inconveniences and incivilities life throws in our way on a daily basis. So when a group comes together and rouses itself against injustice, despite the arduous effort and unlikely odds of success, that group deserves to be celebrated, nay, put forth as a model for others to follow.