Put on the Diamonds

“Nothing, nothing, nothing in the world can destroy the soul as much as outright humiliation.” Vivian Gornick explores how humiliation can push us to do heinous acts. The most dangerous of humiliations was national humiliation. She cites the World Trade Centre attacks as an example caused by a century of humiliation. World War II had also been caused by humiliation on the world stage; the harsh punishment passed on Germany after World War I sowed a want for retribution that led to the rise of Hitler. Read full article here


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