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When I was a sophomore in college I took an elective class called the Sociology of Violence, and we spent all semester reading one book that couldn’t have been more than 300 pages. I wish I could remember the name of the book now, but the name isn’t so important. What was important though, was that it was almost entirely about shame; how the most violent criminals were born into environments that caused them great shame at a very young age (trauma, abuse, poverty, hopelessness, et cetera). And how the worst…

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