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The Shame of Our Public Shamings

It’s not just limited to secrets or controversial writing choices. When someone has an affair, says something offensive, endorses an obnoxious idea, releases something subpar, it seems we have two allowable impulses these days: Go after them unmercifully. Silently go about your business while others go after them unmercifully. Who has time to defend someone else? Who needs the heat?

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