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Re: Moral Indignation
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0183  Friday, 25 January 2002

[1]     From:   R. A. Cantrell <
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        Date:   Thursday, 24 Jan 2002 11:30:36 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0168 RE: Moral Indignation

[2]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Thursday, 24 Jan 2002 09:55:29 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0168 RE: Moral Indignation


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From:           R. A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Thursday, 24 Jan 2002 11:30:36 -0600
Subject: 13.0168 RE: Moral Indignation
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0168 RE: Moral Indignation

> You jest!  Surely a significant part of our contemporary culture is
> based largely on "moral indignation."
>
> Jeff Myers

Good point, but I would emend to say a large part, that part desperately
proclaiming significance in a high, empty shriek.

All the best,
R.A. Cantrell

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Thursday, 24 Jan 2002 09:55:29 -0800
Subject: 13.0168 RE: Moral Indignation
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0168 RE: Moral Indignation

Jeff Myers suggests that

>Surely a significant part of our contemporary culture is based largely on
>"moral indignation."

It strikes me that a much larger part of our culture is based on
self-righteousness.  It may look rather similar to moral indignation,
but is based much more on a sense of one's own worthiness than on
concern for another.

Cheers,
Se

 

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