Archives For morality in America

TruthXChange — Fifteen years ago James Twitchel’s For Shame: The Loss of Common Decency in American Culture argued for the socially redeeming character of shame: “Shame is the basis of individual responsibility …It is where de-cency comes from… shame inhibits behavior— that’s the point. It retards action, it increases reticence, it invokes self-censorship. Its final […]

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