I'm anticipating that this week's topic will center around John Edwards. To that end, an article (ALERT: adult themes) I read this morning was stimulating because it begs the question: Why are we so upset about all this? The author asks us to look critically at our culture and its mores and taboos, and she sees in them the seeds of infidelity not just for John Edwards, but for all of us. Yet the condemnation we so freely lavish on Edwards is so seldom directed towards the culture that encourages such behavior, or the normal people that behave in the exact same way. If your time is short, read the final paragraph. Powerful stuff, and scary.
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