Sunday, April 28, 2013


Patrick and I agreed that we did not think it was useful to think of individuals as evil, since it pulls them out of context and makes it seem as if the individuals are the entire problem, rather than societies.

Later the same day, Patrick said he had changed his mind. He was able to think of an individual who can be described as evil. Dick Chaney.

I decided he's right, and I would add Margaret Thatcher to the list of genuinely evil people.

I still have very little interest in villains. They should be put in a safe place where they can do no harm, and if neurologists and psychologists want to study them, fine.

Societies that work badly and unfairly do interest me.


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