Theodore Dalrymple: ‘The Will To Outrage‘
‘Outrage supposedly felt on behalf of others is extremely gratifying for more than one reason. It has the appearance of selflessness, and everyone likes to feel that he is selfless. It confers moral respectability on the desire to hate or despise something or somebody, a desire never far from the human heart. It provides him who feels it the possibility of transcendent purpose, if he decides to work toward the elimination of the supposed cause of his outrage. And it may even give him a reasonably lucrative career, if he becomes a professional campaigner or politician: For there is nothing like stirring up resentment for the creation of a political clientele.’
Michael Totten: ‘The Ghost Of Communism In Asia’ And A Few Thoughts
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Michael Totten At World Affairs: ‘The Once Great Havana’
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Hahaha. So true. The good news is, a lot of people — left, right, and center — agree with this sentiment. The bad news is, those who don’t are in positions of cultural power.