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Mea CulpaLessons on Law and Regret from U.S. History$
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Steven W. Bender

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479899623

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479899623.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Mea Culpa

Steven W. Bender

NYU Press

The book’s introduction details the importance of legacy and reputation for media, artists, scholars, educational institutions, businesses, religious institutions, judges and, ultimately, everyone. We all have a stake in avoiding regrettable policies and practices, particularly in an electronic age with a preservable record of our opinions. Given the importance of legacy, the book aims to identify a moral compass, steeped in history, that can guide us toward an advanced humanity that avoids moral blind spots.

Keywords:   regret, reputation, legacy, moral compass

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