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Is Good Will To All Mankind Even Possible?
Stephen T. Asma: "One of the more deeply engrained assumptions of Western liberalism is that we humans can indefinitely increase our capacity to care for others ... But I'm rather doubtful. My incredulity, though, is not because people are hypocritical about their ideals or because they succumb to selfishness. The problem lies, instead, in a radical misunderstanding about the true wellsprings of ethical care, namely the emotions."
The New York Times 01/05/13
Posted January 9, 2013 12:51 AM
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