By Rob Schwarzwalder
Over the past few days, reports of vile acts of a handful of Americans abroad – among them the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia and the gruesome photos of U.S. soldiers with the torn corpses of dead terrorists – have evoked much commentary, ranging from the thoughtful to the reactive.
Indignation over sordid conduct is normal and a sign that conscience is not wholly dead in our culture. Still, it’s fair to ask why these things should, any longer, shock us.
Our cultural rot, it is fair to say, is far advanced.