Cerebral Reckoning: Lazy?


As a lazy, apathetic man, I seriously hope this isn’t the consequence of my inability to do anything.  I’d seriously hate to have a genocide hanging over my head.  It would be almost unbearable:

If, instead of decapitating his army, he [Stalin] had intellectually prepared it for war, Russia might have defeated Germany in a matter of weeks.  Such a course of action, while no doubt entailing grave consequences of its own, would have saved about 40 million lives, including the vast majority of the victims of the Holocaust.

(Martin Amis, Koba The Dread:  Laughter and the Twenty Million, 2002)


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