Saturday, June 15, 2013

Taranto's discussion of Oakley's 'Pathological Altruism'

Best of the Web Today: Pathological Altruism - Oakley argues that among the many bad things that Pathological Altruism can lead to is totalitarian regimes: "during the twentieth century, tens of millions [of] individuals were killed under despotic regimes that rose to power through appeals to altruism."

Then again, I am not sure how useful this distinction is. After all, what political movement has not claimed to be acting for the benefit of others?

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