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Compassion failure, schadenfreude, and the fall of Icarus

Sylvia R. Karasu New York, USA   “About suffering they were never wrong / The Old Masters…how it takes place / While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along.”1 So wrote W.H. Auden in his poem Musée des Beaux Arts in response to his viewing the painting Landscape with […]