Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thought for the day ...

Monsters exist, but they are too few in numbers to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are…the functionaries ready to believe and act without asking questions.
- Primo Levi, born on this date in 1919


  1. Building upon Levi's sage observation, I would also argue that followers are often more dangerous than leaders. This is a lesson citizens of the here and now would be wise to consider.

  2. I agree with him. It's not the problem itself, but those who think the problem is here.

  3. Susan B.9:02 AM

    Arendt: "the banality of evil."