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Hannah Arendt | those who choose the lesser evil

"In their moral justification, the argument of the lesser evil has played a prominent role. If you are confronted with two evils, the argument runs, it is your duty to opt for the lesser one, whereas it is irresponsible to refuse to choose altogether. Its weakness has always been that those who choose the lesser evil forget quickly that they chose evil.[....] Acceptance of the lesser evil is deliberately used to accustom officials, as well as the population at large, to accept the evil itself."

Hannah Arendt

Adolf Hitler | How fortunate for governments that people do not think

"How fortunate for governments that people do not think. There is no thinking except in giving and executing commands. If it were otherwise human society could not exist."

Adolf Hitler