In the context of a discussion of the conflict between education secretary Betsy DeVos and the teachers’ unions, S. M. Hutchens cites an interesting point made by the late theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.
In his book Moral Man and Immoral Society, Niebuhr contrasts group morality to individual morality. Groups form a “collective egoism” that resists self-criticism. Whereas individuals are capable of repentance and change.
What are some applications of this observation?