November 9, 2011
"People who think of themselves as “good” did these things, which is mainly a sobering reminder of what we’re all capable of."

A chastening reminder of the humanity of the Penn State sexual abuse case from James Fallows.

It’s disquieting to think that good people (or at least people who think that they’re good) can harbour sex criminals or be racist. But we would all do well to reflect on this insight and step back from our own moral certitudes and self-confidence.

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