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Hypocrisy – Public Virtue, Private Vice

October 8, 2016 Posted by Jay Livingston “What’s the deal with hypocrisy anyway?” asks my inner Seinfeld. The answer comes from La Rochefoucauld four centuries ago: “Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.” I was never sure what this meant. But politicians’ reactions to Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” remarks offer a perfect of example. Mitch McConnell says that Trump’s comments are “repugnant and unacceptable.
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