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Christopher Caldwell: “shame as a means of governing”

31 January 2020

 

Christopher Caldwell

 

 

 

“There are, however, great problems with shame as a means of governing. For one thing, opposition does not disappear but only becomes unspeakable, making the public even less knowable to its rulers. For another, shame as a government weapon works only on people capable of feeling shame. It thus purges high-minded people from the opposition and ensures that, when the now-mysterious public does throw up an opposition, it will be led by shameless people and take a shameless form.”

Christopher Caldwell, The Age of Entitlement

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One Comment leave one →
  1. George permalink
    31 January 2020 1:31 pm

    These idiots are setting up the conditions for their own destruction.

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