Monday, December 20, 2004

The Greatest...

A few weeks ago I was watching a show about The Greatest Canadian. Canadians had to pick just one person who they believed to be the greatest and they voted Tommy Douglas. He was a social policy innovator who introduced social welfare, universal Medicare, and a multitude of other social benefits each and every Canadian enjoys till this very day. The debate over who should be the Greatest Canadian was very interesting and it lead me to ask myself: Who is the Greatest Bahraini? If a similar poll was to be conducted in Bahrain, what names will appear on the list? or is Bahrain too small of a society to give birth to greatness? If so, who is The Greatest Khaligi? The Greatest Arab? The Greatest Muslim? Do we have answers to those questions?

Of course, we’re talking 20-21st century… let’s not all get nostalgic about the very distant past.


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