Why We Admire Zelensky

From a New York Times column by Bret Stephens headlined “Why We Admire Zelensky”:

Why do we admire Volodymyr Zelensky?

We admire him because, in the face of unequal odds, Ukraine’s president stands his ground. Because he proves the truth of the adage that one man with courage makes a majority. Because he shows that honor and love of country are virtues we forsake at our peril. Because he grasps the power of personal example and physical presence. Because he knows how words can inspire deeds — give shape and purpose to them — so that the deeds may, in turn, vindicate the meaning of words.