Even Vegan Hero Gary Yourofsky Finds It Hard to Be a Guru

There’s something disgraceful in our desire that the gurus we invent should be better than us.

Earlier this week the shining image of Gary Yourofsky – the animal-rights champion, charismatic lecturer and vegan missionary – was tarnished a bit. He shoved journalist Ariel Segal to the floor, apparently because the Israeli was wearing a leather jacket. It was the latest incident where Yourofsky couldn’t restrain his anger and used foul language.