Humiliation: Which book are you most embarrassed to admit that you have never read?
Several "respectable" authors answer the question at the Ways With Words festival. (single-link Telegraph post
Even a misopedist such as myself has to laugh at the comments
on humiliating moments in parenting
Physically and sexually mistreating detainees at Abu Ghraib under orders... 10 years. Abusing prisoners, raping a young Iraqi boy, and lying under oath
(allegedly) because you're a "go-getter"... $164 million
, $16 to $85
Knowing the President and members of congress on both sides of the aisle have your back so long as you're not enlisted(wouldn't have covered corporate types, but what the hey, thought I'd toss it in)... Priceless
What are the real causes of terrorism?
Tired of the "they hate our freedoms
" spiel? What are the real causes of terrorism? and are we addressing them or in fact exacerbating them?
"... the variable that came up most frequently was not poverty or human-rights abuses, but perceived humiliation. Humiliation emerged at every level of the terrorist groups I studied — leaders and followers."
A little Iraqi girl -- no more than eight years old
-- squatted beside the road with tears of humiliation streaming down her cheeks.
Twenty feet away, three American soldiers had their rifles aimed at her as she was forced to relieve herself in full view of a long line of parked cars. From inside their vehicles, the Iraqi onlookers screamed their rage at the U.S. troops.
Whenever one of the Iraqis ventured to step out of his vehicle, an American officer bellowed, "Get back in the car, a--hole!" and the .50-calibre machinegun mounted on the U.S. Hummer would swing menacingly toward the protester.
Step one: record an embarrassing video of yourself
(WMV link). Step two: Let the video fall into the hands of the internet masses, and become the hero you've dreamed of
Kids shamed on the internet!
A father of two, seeing his kids getting into endless trouble, decided to try a different kind of tough love and post about them on his local town's message board
(turn the speakers down on this link).