Why Have We Let Actors Become Our Moral Guides?

Bill WaltonCulture, Economics

Jonah Goldberg brilliantly writes, “with the receding of religion from public life, we’ve elevated “authenticity” to a new form of moral authority. We look to our feelings for guidance. Actors, as a class, are feelings merchants. While they may indeed be “out of touch” with the rest of America from time to time, actors are adept at being in touch with their feelings. And for some unfathomably stupid reason, we now think that puts us beneath them.”


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