He was a famous speaker, drawing crowds as large as 50,000 people. He challenged conventional ideas on many fronts. People such as Frederick Douglass, Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton praised him. Yet today, few people would recognize the name of Robert Ingersoll.
In March a Daesh (aka ISIS) suicide bomber walked into a football stadium and killed at least 32 people. The carnage was comparable to the attack in Brussels a few days earlier, but you may not have seen anything in the news about it. It happened in Iraq, so it wasn’t important.