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Comments on morality

Posted on: June 19, 2006

Here is an excerpt from one of Joan Didion’s essays, from the book Slouching Towards Bethlehem.

There is some sinister hysteria in the air out here tonight, some hint of the monstrous perversion to which any human idea can come. “I followed my own conscience.” “I did what I thought was right.” How many madmen have said it and meant it? How many murderers?

Hmm.  

This post is more just a reminder to me to read this again…and to find some of her essays next time I’m browsing in a secondhand bookstore.

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