Posts Tagged ‘hypocrite’


In the previous essay vainglory[1] was described as pride’s pitiful little sister, both to stress its likeness to pride and its difference from pride.  At its worse, pride despises others and does not care what they think.  In contrast, vanity desperately seeks, even demands, the approval of others. Read the rest of this entry »

While waiting in the airport for a storm-delayed flight, I picked up Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Lost Souls.  It was a good read of a pulp fiction novel that is a mixture of horror and science fiction with some humor and critique of ideology thrown in.  What really caught my eye, however, was that it is introduced by a quotation from G. K. Chesterton, the subject of my dissertation.  

“Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.” Read the rest of this entry »