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Self-righteousness is any kind of unshakable conviction that one is correct, regardless of any evidence or arguments to the contrary.

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Self-righteousness appears to be one of several characteristics strongly linked with the authoritarian follower personality.



  • 2007-02-07 Jonah Goldberg's Gambling Debt: Will Tribune Company Pay It?: right-wing pundit Jonah Goldberg self-righteously made a bet in 2005 that by this time Iraqis and Americans would agree the war was worth it; he lost the bet, but does not appear to be taking responsibility for living up to his end of it.