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Monday Listicles: Guilty Pleasures

Guilty pleasures is this week’s Monday listicle topic–although, as Erica points out in her post, pleasures cannot themselves feel guilty. Erica likes “guilt-filled pleasures,” but I’m thinking it might be time to separate the two. Is it particularly American to derive guilt out of pleasure or did Freud invent that particular relationship?  Should we blame the Puritans? The Jews? Catholics? It’s a long list… Add to that list of guilty …