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Politeness v. Tact

Published on Wednesday January 12th, 2011

Žižek in Good Manners In the Age of Wikileaks:

Imagine you inadvertently enter a bathroom where a woman is standing naked under the shower. Politeness requires that you quickly close the door and say, “Pardon, Madame!”, whereas tact would be to quickly close the door and say: “Pardon, Monsieur!

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