DEAR ETHICIST: Here’s my dilemma: There’s this columnist. Every Sunday, he answers people’s ethical questions. I don’t know why–I don’t know who appointed him Ethicus Maximus. His responses are often self-righteous, his morality is utilitarian-socialist, and his humor is strained. Yet I can’t stop reading him!!! Does this cognitive dissonance signal an underlying problem in my psyche? Should I be worried?
March 9, 2002 by