The Case for Being Skeptical of Moral Outrage

The episode last month at the Lincoln Memorial involving the boys from Covington Catholic High School, like so many internet-borne controversies before it, spawned vituperative reactions, reactions to the reactions, and sweeping meta-analysesof the reactions to the reactions. Altogether it was exactly the type of politically-charged commotion that nobody could seem to resist weighing in on (myself included). Yet at the heart of it was a misinterpreted, arguably meaningless event driven by an emotion that social media is making more and more familiar to all of us: moral outrage.

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