How to be decent, how to build a decent society, emerges out of Margalit's analysis of the corrosive functioning of humiliation in its many forms. This is a deeply felt book that springs from Margalit's experience at the borderlands of conflicts between Eastern Europeans and Westerners, between Palestinians and Israelis.

The Decent Society 1998, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674194373

Revised edition

Trade paperback

The Decent Society 1996, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674194366