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The most important (and often divergent) conversations about heroism taking place in the United States. Our fourth and final contribution to heroism studies is theoretical. We offer a model or paradigm for organizing and understanding important views about heroism and how these are likely to be distributed in the elite and popular groups we investigate. Indeed, the remainder of this chapter lays out this theory and elaborates upon what it teaches us. Taken all together, our research provides detail, context, and, ultimately, support for our broadest contentions: that our popular and elite conversations about heroism are substantially different, and that this gap is measurable, shaped by identifiable historical forces, and politically significant.

1. Using this framework, one can first identify a set of people who believe heroism entails extraordinary characteristics or deeds and who further hold that these heroic figures are important to society. Those adhering to this view reflect what we call a “necessary greatness” understanding. They associate heroes with specific, demanding, and rare talents or traits that few possess, as well as a willingness to confront substantial problems that few can vanquish. 1 A typology of attitudes about heroes Substance of heroism Importance of heroism High Low Great Necessary greatness Supererogatory greatness Democratic Democratic celebration Democratic indifference Exploring Popular and Elite Understandings of Heroism 25 standards that keep heroes in relatively short supply.

For Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials, in contrast, we hypothesize that the “greatest generation” will have less resonance. The Second World War veterans did not make as direct an imprint on the political and social consciousness of these later generations, who came to think of heroism, combat, and the post–​Second World War environment in more conflicted ways, shaped by the new social, cultural, political, and technological upheaval of their eras. 44 W here H ave A ll the H eroes G one ?

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