Profumo: a great man passes away
What John Profumo did many moons ago - lying to Parliament about relations with a call girl who had relations with a senior Soviet spy - was disgraceful. In his disgrace, as a Minister with a glittering career behind him, he threw himself into a new direction, to continue using his undoubted skills and abilities to change and shape the world for the better. Jack Profumo took the blows, could have retreated, selfishly, into himself and the world of his family and friends, but he didn't. He stood up, took his mistakes on his chin, and strove to do good. And, boy, did he do good. Today marks the death of a great man.