Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Nature of Evil by Andrew Bernstein..

Hank Rearden’s words from Atlas Shrugged: He was seeing the enormity of the smallness of the enemy who was destroying the world. He felt as if, after a journey of years through a landscape of devastation, past the ruins of great factories, the wrecks of powerful engines, the bodies of invincible men, he had come upon the despoiler, expecting to find a giant – and had a rat eager to scurry for cover at the first sound of a human step. If this is what has beaten us, he thought, the guilt is ours. 

5 Part article by Andrew Bernstein
Today evil men hold enormous power in the world, and it is not an exaggeration to say that they threaten our prosperity and our lives.

If evil men cannot even sustain their own lives, how do they acquire power to destroy the world?

In analyzing the means by which evil men gain the power to destroy, the question can be raised: Is there some deeper theory that underlies the ethics of sacrifice and gives rise to it?

The Dark Ages are the most dramatic example of religion in action.

Collectivism is the application of the altruist ethics to politics.

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H/T to Geoff