The Superman Myth: Absolute Power Needn't Corrupt
There's a new Superman movie coming out this month. Why does the story of the man of steel continue to resonate with people? Perhaps he represents a myth we like to tell ourselves: that given absolute power, we would choose to use it for good.
That's right, keep telling yourself that.
Full list of stories from KUOW Presents, June 4:
- BBC - Tiananmen Square Massacre Anniversary in China
- Bradley Manning Trial Begins
- Lynda Mapes on the Elwha Recovery
- Superman - The Symbolism Behind The Shield
- BBC - War Crimes Now A Daily Occurrence In Syria, Says Human Rights Watch
- Underground Trade Part 2: The Route Through Queens
- The Local Face Of Human Trafficking: A Story From Rural Washington State
- Writer's Almanac
- Rebirth of the Elwha River
- Jourdan Keith's "Traveling Seeds"
- Jean Godden: The Columnist, The Councilmember, The Kayaker