Laughter misplaced in Les Misérables
Dr Alma Acevedo teaches courses in applied ethics. Her writing has appeared in MercatorNet, First Things, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. She has also published in, and serves as peer reviewer for, several prestigious scholarly journals. She holds PhD and Master’s degrees in business administration, and a Master of Arts in Philosophy. Her main writing interest is the intersection of moral philosophy and current affairs.
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When an audience member laughs (while texting) at one of the most moving moments in Les Misérables, what does it say about today's society and the individuals who inhabit it?
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“I remember myself…”
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