Saturday, April 26, 2008

Judt's Realistic View of Evil

"The Devil is part of our experience. . . Evil, I contend, is not contingent, it is not the absence, or deformation, of the subversion of virtue (or whatever else we may think of as its opposite), but a stubborn and unredeemable fact."
- NYU's Tony Judt, in Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century (cited here)