Kofi Annan and John McCain's positive eulogies could be because both men seized moments of human dignity and decency.
Kofi Annan's tenure began after the reintroduction of two important international security lexicons -- peacebuilding and human security.
An analysis of obituaries for Islamic State and Australian soldiers shows some alarming similarities, not the least of which is the idea that their deaths should be given meaning by further conflict.
Why are we so serious about not being too serious? The philosophy of humour has the answer.