When one person acts and apologizes for his group’s past sins and oppressions, it may make for a feel-good moment, but it does little to solve long-held grievances.
God-willing, Brett Kavanaugh will serve on the court for a long time and his name will be on rulings. It was important for President Trump, as the leader of the United States, to apologize to protect the institution’s legitimacy.
The less prone we are to self-examination, the more self-aggrandizing we become in our denunciations. It’s making our society harsher.
When a public figure accepts responsibility for misbehavior without actually communicating any explicit consequences that follow, it is merely a soft manipulation of the public.
It is delicious for conservatives to enjoy Sally Kohn being criticized as a privileged white woman, but she’s not a racist.
If J.K. Rowling is sincerely convinced that the situation merits an expression of regret, why not direct it at the man whom she wronged?
It’s time to stop prostrating ourselves for words or actions that some people find offensive or over which we have absolutely no control.
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