Archives for 16 May 2010

Joseph Brodsky on evil

No matter how daring or cautious you may choose to be in the course of your life you are bound to come into direct physical contact with what’s known as Evil. . . . For the most interesting thing about Evil is that it is wholly human. To put it mildly, nothing can be turned and worn inside out with greater ease than one’s notion of social justice, civic conscience, a better future, etc.

—Joseph Brodsky