Just like Cincinnatus was unique, today's great men like him are also unique... Israel of the fifties and sixties was itself unique and indeed had lots of unique great (and modest) personalities (think of Begin). But even then, there was a future Dayan... Later however, Israel became a little America - copying all the bad things... It also copied many Soviet bad things... And unfortunately, it didn't copy much of the good things of those two world powers. (the Soviets respected and recompensed scientists, artists, sportsmen, chess champions, and generals (!), etc, in ways America never did). After all, would Barak stand out in America, now, for what is written in this article? Would he???