Sunday, November 8, 2015

A Decent Society

     "What is a decent society?  A decent society is one whose institutions do not humiliate people.  A civilized society is one whose members do not humiliate one another."
                                                                      Avishai Margalit, A Decent Society

     As self-appointed exemplars of civilization at its best, we in the United States, though there are many nations worse than ours,  have a long way to go before we can declare with honest self-awareness that we are a decent and civilized people.