“Keep Sweet” Unveils the Hidden Horror of Politeness

Still from “Keep Sweet,” a documentary on Netflix

“Politeness doesn’t care about morality, and vice versa. If a Nazi is polite, does that change anything about Nazism or the horrors of Nazism? No. It changes nothing, and this nothing is the very hallmark of politeness. A virtue of pure form, of etiquette and ceremony! A show of virtue, its appearance and nothing…

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Jon Ogden

Jon Ogden

Co-founder of UpliftKids.org, a lesson library and curriculum to explore values at home.