In increasingly secular age, where can we ground moral consciousness that supports the value judgment “evil”? She asks: More and more Americans find appeals to Judeo-Christian teaching unpersuasive. What will transmit a shared morality from which we can venture judgments about good and evil? Kissinger: We have given up complex thinking for learning via omnipresent “images”. Can images alone guide our moral judgments?
30 years ago, James Q. Wilson’s “The Moral Sense” demanded a response from high culture. That ship of common thinking about right and wrong has sailed.