Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Power of Ideas/ The Power of Language

There's a wonderful, haunting post on a visit to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC by JJ Cohen at In the Middle. Read it.

I don't have much to add, except to say that perhaps it should serve as a stark reminder of how powerful an idea/ a language is in making people do things -- even things they might not ordinarily do, like humiliate a co-worker they'd formerly respected or walk 4,000 miles to kill some people they'd never met.

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