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Column - Will bandit become hero?

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It seems societies everywhere have a deep-seated need to admire folk heroes - " heroes" that are not so nice.

The most famous folk hero is England's Robin Hood who, we've been told, robbed from the rich to give to the poor. Never mind that Hood was probably not an actual person. He is, most historians agree, a legend only, but that makes no difference in the popular mind. Hood the legend personifies the longing for justice so long denied during hundreds of years of English history.

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