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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Invaluable Gift: Revealing Our Humanity
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

Hoffman gave us an invaluable gift. He revealed to us the humanity of our scapegoats. We couldn’t unite in hatred against his characters because they were complicated; indeed, because they were human. ...

Surviving Chiberea: On Scapegoating the Weather
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

The relentless snow and the extreme cold provide an opportunity to build a sense of community. Neighbors suffer through this weather together. We check in on one another to make sure people are surviving and s ...

In Search of the Real Alec Baldwin
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 2:22pm | Type: Blog

Is Alec Baldwin a raging (literally) homophobe or is he a decent guy protecting his family and neighbors? Or, are we in the presence of scapegoating? Alec Baldwin was caught on ...

Drones and Terrorism: Is the U.S. Scapegoating Al Qaeda?
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

It’s an odd question, I know, but it reared its ugly head as I read about the new reports from Amnesty International and Humans Rights Watch on U.S. drone strikes. The scapegoating mechanism is a very precise ...

Another Way for Jews to Atone This Yom Kippur: The eScapegoat
Originally Posted: 08/29/2013 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

The weeks leading up to the Jewish High Holy Days are supposed to be marked by self-questioning: What failings must I atone for, and to whom must I apologize? A group of artists, writers and animators are hopi ...