Signs of Progress

SIGNS OF PROGRESS

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                Not long ago, as history goes, we in the western world burned heretics at the stake, tortured suspected traitors, stoned adulterers, disembowel criminals or cut them in half, and tore offenders apart with teams of horses. We don’t, any more.

                In that sense, we are indeed getting “better and better” — a phrase devised by French psychotherapist Émile Coué a century ago for encouraging personal self-improvement. From that perspective, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights marks a milestone in our collective self-improvement. – Jim Taylor

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