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Anger—what is it good for?

Martha Nussbaum thinks we shouldn't lose our tempers. Good luck with that

Overcoming anger: Archbishop, Desmond Tutu, co-chairman of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, addresses a news conference in 1998 ©REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER

Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice by Martha Nussbaum (Oxford University Press, £16.99)

When a philosopher writes a book with five abstract nouns in a six-word title, you might justly fear a laboured tome of desiccating logical analysis. When the author is Martha Nussbaum, however, you can be…

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