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February 4, 2013

TT: Almanac

"One would not expect a person who talks so much of forgiving herself to have anything valuable to say about forgiveness. She does not consider the possibility that incontinent forgiveness, deemed good in itself regardless of the act to be forgiven or the attitude of the person to be forgiven, means that no human behavior is beyond the pale, that nothing is unforgivable."

Theodore Dalrymple, "Sentimentalizing Serial Murder" (City Journal, Autumn 2012)

Posted February 4, 2013 12:00 AM

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