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Clinging to our right to be shocked

May 7, 2014

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But there comes the moment when I hope I will never lose my ability to be stunned and horrified. If I flip to the next page at the news of such evil, then I have lost something essential to being human. We are, indeed, a “spoiled species,” in the words of CS Lewis — but not so spoiled that we cannot feel sickened.

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