If coercion doesn’t work, why is it used it so much?


From Mad in the Netherlands: If we act without ethically reflecting on those actions, it can become dangerous. The same applies if you use coercion without a sense of personal involvement. Philosopher Hannah Arendt frequently warns about this: if you do what you have to do without ethical reflection, you are capable of terrible things. In other words: as long as you continue to feel the coercion you exert is unusual and strange, you can get started with it. A safe dynamic can absorb this.

Read the Dutch article here and the English translation here. 

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