This page is dedicated to the heroes that were instrumental in forging our civilization and defending our values. Some of them lived thousands or hundreds of years ago while some others lived more recently. The vast majority of them suffered from persecutions, harassment, slander, mass hysteria organized against them or some other form of censorship or hateful behavior. Dissidents and geniuses share this common burden that they are rarely understood during their lifetime, for reasons ranging from ignorance, fear, incomprehension, politics, corporate interests, national, ethnic or racial considerations, religious beliefs, psychological issues and so on. So I invite you to discover them with me on this page, as I will once in a while add a new personality to this catalogue. Please take a moment to get acquainted with these great people and heroes who made our civilization what it is and the best that exists today.