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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 03:28 PM
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26. Thanks, I wasn't aware of that site.
Just to parse some words for anybody who reads that excerpt too quickly, when they say that he argues for the universality of the idea of the scapegoat, he's really not advocating for it; in fact, much of Violence and the Sacred examines how completely fucked up a society gets when the scapegoat concept goes horribly wrong (and ergo, moves from justice to vengeance, just to get us back to the OP topic).

It's deeply fascinating stuff--I agree with Girard that we seem to be hard-wired for this; it's how we as a thinking, caring society deals with that hard wiring that determines how successful we'll be as an enlightened society.

I look forward to exploring that site in detail.
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