Edmund Burke in someone else’s words

I was so impressed by Elie Wiesel’s recent interview on CBS about having lost all of his money at the hands of Bernard Madoff. He said he’d been able to decide how to respond to this most recent and considerable setback in his life. Quite a simple message, and quite simply powerful. Not surprising, though, considering what Wiesel lost in WWII and how he’s been able to respond to those losses. Older now but just as wise, Wiesel gives us yet another lesson in acting from principles.

Peripherally relevant to that topic is this quote:

“The horrors that we have seen, the still greater horrors we shall presently see, are not signs that rebels, insubordinate, untamable men are increasing in number throughout the world, but rather that there is a constant increase in the number of obedient, docile men.”

–George Bernanos

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