Award season is upon us and with it the often-heard complaints: awards are silly or they don't mean anything. Those declarations are a tad presumptuous, aren't they? After all, what is an award? A prize or other mark of recognition given in honour of an achievement.
January 17 was Raoul Wallenberg Commemorative Day. He was a Swedish diplomat who saved some 100,000 Jews in six months in 1944 Hungary, more than any single government or organization, who demonstrated that one person with the courage to care, and the commitment to act can confront evil and transform history.