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Robert Sheaffer minces no words, translating the proverb "Blessed are the poor" into "Stop blessing those who have made a mess of their lives." In his explosive, controversial book, Sheaffer predicts that a society which truly believes that failure is blessed will not long prevail on this earth.

Excoriating "negative entropy" as a virtue, Sheaffer describes two fundamentall
Hardcover, 198 pages
Published April 1st 1988 by Prometheus Books
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A random pick I read for fun in today’s lectures since they were rather slow this morning. Despite listing a publication date of 1988, Resentment Against Achievement, running more like an imaginative reading of cultural trends than a serious work of scholarly scrutiny, comprises incredibly intuitive foresights. Sheaffer speaks of two disparate strains of morality underlying civilizations: morality of achievement (MOA) and morality of resentment (MOR), the former facilitating progress and the lat ...more
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