Ten years ago, I gave this lecture after Princeton University Press released  The Art of the Public Grovel: Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America.  

For several years afterwards, I got media calls every time a public figure apologized for cheating on his wife/girlfriend/partner/whatever. Most of the apologies fell exactly within the parameters that I described.

And then came Trump.

I figured we were in a post-confession age, and I stopped doing interviews about confessions. But now, in the era of #metoo…are we?



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