Apr 15, 2021
Conspicuous Compassion: Why Sometimes It Really Is Cruel to Be Kind
Posted by Patrick West

Our culture of ostentatious caring is about projecting your ego, and informing others what a deeply caring individual you are It is about feeling good, not doing good, and illustrates not how altruistic we have become, but how selfish And, as Patrick West shows in this monograph, sometimes it can be cruel to care.

  • Title: Conspicuous Compassion: Why Sometimes It Really Is Cruel to Be Kind
  • Author: Patrick West
  • ISBN: 9781903386347
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Conspicuous Compassion Why Sometimes It Really Is Cruel to Be Kind Our culture of ostentatious caring is about projecting your ego and informing others what a deeply caring individual you are It is about feeling good not doing good and illustrates not how altruist

    Andrew Thompson

    This book articulated a number of things I have often thought about Its tone and arguments are uncompromising It s an interesting snapshot of British society in the early 21st century and challenges a number of received notions on such topics as the efficacy of brandishing Not in my name banners at anti war marches, minute s silences and the wearing of empathy ribbons to show solidarity for The book makes for uncomfortable reading regarding the way in which people choose to show how much they ca [...]


    Alan Hughes

    Short pamphlet from Civitas writer Genuinely funny at times.



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