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The Social Value Of Shame

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Cancel culture has been around for a lot longer than Twitter: from the Mesopotamians to the Puritans, shaming someone into submission is an age-old tactic. Peter N. Stearns, University Professor of History at George Mason University, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about using this emotional disciplining tool. His article “Why We Dislike Shame — and Can’t Get Enough of It” appears in The American Prospect.