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Entry from April 16, 2019

As the author of a book about honor  I claim a certain standing to comment on Bret Stephens’s column in The New York Times  attempting to draw a contrast between the late Charles Van Doren, a man who was publicly shamed for his participation in the quiz show cheating scandal of 60 years ago, and (who else?) Donald Trump. The column is headed “Trump and the Annihilation of Shame” presumably because he thinks our president can be blamed for that “attempted annihilation” — along, of course, with many, many other things. And yet he also shows that he knows the death of shame long antedates the administration of the current chief executive: Full Entry


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