My local paper, The Denver Post, ran an opinion piece this Sunday lamenting the absence of superheroes in pop culture. This is a refrain we hear just about every few years -- but I was surprised with how vehemently I disagreed with David Harsanyi's argument.

I think what bugged me most is that Harsanyi himself fails to define the hero he wants to see on-screen. Jack Bauer, who he hails as a modern ideal, is a long way from those he began by lamenting -- Superman and Captain America. He doesn't want a hero who is tormented by inner demons, but he misses the days of Rambo. So, I thought in the interests of illumination and good discussion, we should try to help Harsanyi out.

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