Society poorer when it’s sneers all round

by Clive Hamilton in The Sydney Morning Herald
Originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald on October 6, 2007

Nearly 20 years ago I went through a process that is sometimes referred to as “the dark night of the soul”. It is a phase of spiritual life that many people experience. The phenomenon is well known in the Catholic Church in all traditions. Openness is a virtue in public life. What an impoverished world it would be if everyone remained silent for fear of attempts to turn their honesty against them.

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