From the NYT:
‘The Statue of Liberty Must Be Crying With Shame’Do people ever get embarrassed by this kind of thing?
NOV. 21, 2015
by Nicholas Kristof
Steven Pinker pointed out in The Blank Slate 13 years ago the Reign of Shmaltz:
Sophisticated people sneer at feel-good comedies and saccharine romances in which everyone lives happily ever after. But when it comes to science, these same people say, “Give us schmaltz!” They expect the science of human beings to be a source of emotional uplift and inspirational sermonizing.[Comment at Unz.com.]