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The Crooked Timber of Auschwitz


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“If we are to hope to understand the often violent world in which we live, we cannot confine our attention to the great impersonal forces, natural and man-made, which act upon us. The goals and motives that guide human action must be looked at in the light of all that we know and understand; their roots and growth, their essence, and above all their validity, must be critically examined with every intellectual resource that we have.” – Isaiah Berlin in “The Crooked Timber of Humanity”

Idea for this post came from the online version of the SKEPTIC Magazine

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