P J O’Rourke: Shame, humiliation and publicity

You can’t shame or humiliate modern celebrities. What used to be called shame and humiliation is now called publicity. -P.J. O’Rourke, writer (b. 1947)

Lewis H. Lapham: Societal Aggression

A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it. –Lewis H. Lapham, editor and writer (1935- )