Saturday, July 28, 2012

The void ...

... Evil is not about what killers like Kiaran Stapleton have, but what they lack | Mark Vernon | Comment is free | (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

It is often said that deploying the word "evil" in cases like this risks obscuring what happened, not understanding it. There is some truth in the observation – though the very expressivism of the word "evil" is useful too, keeping the horror of what has happened in view. There is something unspeakable about evil; there should be something unspeakable about evil.

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