Daily Archives: April 18, 2017

Family – Old Songs, New Songs (1968)

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Virtue Signaling as Guilt Alleviation

Rothschild & Keefer, “A cleansing fire: Moral outrage alleviates guilt and buffers threats to one’s moral identity”, Motivation and Emotion, April 2017, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 209–229. Here’s the abstract: Why do people express moral outrage? While this sentiment … Continue reading

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NYT: 4/18/17

Heresy at the NYT:

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Pat Buchanan: War Cries Drown Out ‘America First’

Some think that Trump is playing 4D chess against China, and that his moves are destined to win. Trump bombed Syria, the theory goes, under a pretext of humanitarianism, but with the ancillary benefit of providing an ‘unpredictability factor’ with … Continue reading

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