Thursday, February 23, 2012

Institutionalised violence

A quote from Michael Burleigh's The Third Reich - A New History which I featured in yesterdays teaser. He's talking about the reactions to ReichKristallnacht
Hot violence, being driven by passion, was liable to peter out as moods changed; cold bureaucratic violence was a full time career option.
And when it's 'just' concerned with filling forms it is far easier to get collusion by the majority.

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