Wednesday, January 17, 2007

On Evil

Below is an excerpt from a very insightful piece in the current New English Review by Theodore Dalrymple. In it, he studies how so much human damage was done in such a short time with only clubs and machetes. People who had been friends, neighbors, and even spouses for years were all of a sudden killing one another in Africa's Rwandan genocide.
The murderers were pleased with their work, they thought of all the corrugated iron roofing, cattle and so forth that they were ‘earning’ by it. They had never been so prosperous as during this period of slaughter and looting.

Link found at Arts & Letters Daily.

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