The Vexing Nature of Apologies

The Prime Minister of Japan, Kan Naoto, apologizing to the people of South Korean

Recent events in the news have reminded me of the vexing nature of apologies.  Each of us has seen public apologies in the media:  Jimmy Swaggert apologizing to his congregation, Representative Kevin Yoder apologizing for skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee, Prime Minister Kan Naoto's apology to Korea for the actions of imperial Japan.  And I'm … [Read more...]