I’m angry, therefore I am

I’m angry, therefore I’m right. What a good person I must be to be so frequently angered!

Below is a photograph by Dr (Mrs) Dalrymple of an anti-hate-speech demonstrator. It was taken at a literary festival in England which the doctors attended and where Dalrymple spoke. Though the man is opposed to hate speech, his face, says Dalrymple,

seems hardly to express affection.

The protester is evidently one of those who have lost what Dalrymple calls the art of civilised disagreement — or have never known it. Such people, Dalrymple notes, become bitter and hate-filled the moment a contrariety among them arises.

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