Guilt Is Dead
"These days the top stories reflect the death of guilt. It’s gone. It has no place in polite society." From Levi Johnston and Goldman Sachs to Roman Polanski, is guilt dead? "The question of moral culpability, usually confined in our national culture to the pages of ladies’ magazines (GUILT-FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE! GUILT-FREE FOURSOMES!) has once again made headlines. All sorts of big headlines, but not about guilty pleasures," writes Judy Bachrach. She concludes that, "Fame means you never have to say you’re sorry."