Emotional Damage

Over at Law & Liberty, Theodore Dalrymple opines on the upright bearing of the world-famous tennis champion, Boris Becker, during his sentencing to prison for not revealing all of his assets during bankruptcy proceedings.

In not expressing remorse, Becker displayed a kind of probity. Either he did not feel it, in which case it would have been dishonest to have expressed it, or he did feel some remorse but refused to express it in order merely to obtain a reduction in his sentence. In either case, he showed himself in a certain respect the superior of his judge.

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