“The language of ‘heroism’ is further used to distract attention from the fact that some of our newfound heroes do not have any choice in the matter. The appalling infection rates among transportation workers and drivers and food workers is a result of an economic arrangement in which they may well be a paycheck away from losing their homes, or cars, or—ironically enough—their health care. Yes, they are all heroes, but they are also stuck, and if calling them ‘angels’ deflects from how broken their compensation and job protection arrangement really is, then we need to find a new way to talk about it.” When Dahlia Lithwick says we need to talk about something, pull up a chair: America’s Heroism Trap.