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The American Culture Of Blame
"Take a risk and succeed, and you are a hero. Take a risk and fail, and you are to blame - even if it costs you your life. Risk and blame are the hallmarks of worthy personhood in contemporary American society. ... But the puzzling question is why people who do not benefit from a system of blame - that is, most Americans - cling so fiercely to its creed." Boston Review 08/12/13
Posted August 15, 2013 12:57 AM

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