"Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end burn human beings." - Heinrich Heine (1820)
Heine's works were among those burned by the Nazis in 1933.
via Hitler's Philosophers by Yvonne Sherratt
Thursday, September 24, 2015
From Half a Crown by Jo Walton
"As soon as she's told them whatever it is they think she's holding out on, she'll be back with you ... She'll tell them soon. You've approved the [interrogation] methods at Finsbury yourself."
Carmichael wanted to say that he hadn't approved them for Elvira, for an innocent girl, but the words wouldn't come out of his mouth. He had approved them, and if he had approved them he had approved them for her, for anyone, for everyone.
Posted by Hume's Ghost at 9/24/2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Sunday, September 06, 2015
"This is like saying that Rosa Parks refusing to sit in the back of the bus and the bus driver refusing to let black people on the bus would be morally equivalent, which is clearly false." - Ed Brayton, on those claiming Kim Davis is a hero of conscience
Posted by Hume's Ghost at 9/06/2015