So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Ronson offers up a compelling analysis of the consequences of public shaming, particularly in the Twittersphere specifically and internet era in general.  He shares fascinating tidbits of the history of public shaming as legitimate and legal punishment and interviews various individuals caught up in high-profile modern examples of public shaming dished out in recent times without the constraints and due process afforded within the legal system.  Listening to the individual stories invites empathy and humanizes the people targetted, leaving the reader with the invitation to reflect on more helpful responses to trangressions and whether it might be worth resisting the temptation of the righteous siren song of shame, as individuals and as a people.  


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Jon Ronson
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