On 'Conspicuous Compassion.'
Thu Dec 3, 2009 · 1 min

merlin:

[indefensible](http://indefensible.me/post/265480198/we-live-in-an-age-of- conspicuous-compassion-we):

Conspicuous Compassion

… I have [bought this book](http://www.amazon.co.uk/Conspicuous-Compassion- Sometimes-Really-Cruel/dp/1903386349) and given it to people who work in the charitable sector more times than I can remember.

Here’s a sample first chapter [PDF] from Conspicuous Compassion. Looks backordered on AMZN right now, but I will absolutely be buying and reading this very soon.

I quote the sample at length because, as I walked down the street yesterday, reading this on my phone, I literally yelled, “YES!” at least three times.

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