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?