We give offense. We take offense. What should we do about it?

Reflections on offensiveness as a social phenomenon

Author Jethro K Lieberman

Jethro K. Lieberman


This is not a blog about what offends me. It’s about what offends you. And other people. And why. And what to do about it, if anything.

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Offense of the Month

Scott Adams’s Unforced Error

Offense of the Month, February 2023

Events selected as Offenses of the Month in these pages often are examples of oblivious blithering, tone deafness squared by those who then seem surprised to find themselves accused of offending their listeners. February’s selection provides a triple helping of bemusement, irony, and consequence, because the Offender this month is Scott Adams, 65, creator of the widely syndicated cartoon “Dilbert.” Since 1989, Dilbert has succeeded in skewering office policies and […]

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