with the crowd or outside? (part iii)

…the existential dilemma: decency and its (mortal) dangers or conformity and its comforts?

as hannah arendt once observed: “under conditions of terror, most people will comply but some people will not. … humanly speaking, no more is required, and no more can reasonably be asked, for this planet to remain a place fit for human habitation.”

– roger cohen, the banality of good, ny-times

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previously on hamesha, on the same theme:

– with the crowd or outside?

– with the crowd or outside? (part ii)

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~ by safrang on May 11, 2010.

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